by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rd Largest Publishing Industry: 21st Least Corrupt Governments: 32nd
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs of War
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Whims

Population32.578 billion

CapitalWhims City
LeaderLeader

CurrencyWirr
AnimalWaterbear

The Kingdom of Whims is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 32.578 billion Whimsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whims City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Whimsian economy, worth an astonishing 14,533 trillion Wirrs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 446,126 Wirrs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, billions of Wirrs are being blown on orbital weapons development, every workday begins with group therapy, and unemployed taxi drivers ironically use self-driving cabs to reach employment offices. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Whims's national animal is the Waterbear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Whims is ranked 514th in the world and 2nd in Asia for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 672.32 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 21stLeast Corrupt Governments: 32ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 40thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 57thMost Secular: 71stMost Developed: 78thHighest Economic Output: 103rdLargest Populations: 109thHighest Poor Incomes: 115thLongest Average Lifespans: 117thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 125thBest Weather: 135thSmartest Citizens: 151stHealthiest Citizens: 169thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 204thMost Beautiful Environments: 236thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 251stHighest Average Incomes: 303rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 361stMost Cultured: 383rdLargest Retail Industry: 423rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 514thSafest: 694thRudest Citizens: 783rdMost Stationary: 995thMost Efficient Economies: 1,104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,219thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,265thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,511thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,896thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,154thMost Inclusive: 4,897thMost Influential: 5,556thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 9,825thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,550th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Whims, unemployed taxi drivers ironically use self-driving cabs to reach employment offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, billions of Wirrs are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, the government is sending thousands of citizens overseas to defend a square mile of land.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it.
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Whims, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink.

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