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Most Influential: 1,582nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,939th Best Weather: 4,702nd
The Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Independence, Freedom, and Prosperity
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Federation of Whirl Islands is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Amira Paulini with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, devout population of 17.058 billion Whirl-Islanders 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Navel Island. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Whirl Islandsian economy, worth 987 trillion Dollars a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 57,866 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government encourages conflict abroad to increase arms sales, the government pours millions of Dollars into rehabilitation programs annually, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations, and Navel Island spends billions upgrading public transport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Whirl Islands's national animal is the hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Whirl Islands is ranked 141,020th in the world and 88th in Rushmore for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -2.9 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 1,582ndTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,939thBest Weather: 4,702ndLargest Populations: 5,059thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,129thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,944thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,952ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,385thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,548thHighest Economic Output: 10,543rdMost Pacifist: 14,854thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,030thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,034thNicest Citizens: 16,246th
Most Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Average: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Whirl Islands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs and Nicest Citizens.
  • : Whirl Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Whirl Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Whirl Islands's influence in Rushmore fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Whirl Islands's influence in Rushmore rose from "Sprat" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Whirl Islands relocated from Lazarus to Rushmore.
  • : Whirl Islands was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Whirl Islands ceased to exist in Rushmore.
  • : Whirl Islands was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Whirl Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.


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