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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,123rd Most Armed: 1,573rd Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,585th
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State
Life sucks - and then you die
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Armed Republic of Whirostan is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 747 million Whirostanians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Administration also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Whirostanian economy, worth 70.1 trillion seths a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 93,853 seths, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 456,089 per year while the poor average 11,154, a ratio of 40.9 to 1.

It's rare to find an unchewed pencil, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels, and the crispy fried liver of a scorpion is prized as a tasty treat by vagrants. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Whirostan's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Whirostan is ranked 172,780th in the world and 9,291st in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 1.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,123rdMost Armed: 1,573rdTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,585thMost Influential: 3,024thNudest: 3,195thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,583rdMost Avoided: 4,461stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,708thHighest Crime Rates: 4,780thLargest Mining Sector: 4,810thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,598thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,222ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,068thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,722ndTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,811thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,824thMost Extreme: 14,130thLargest Black Market: 14,184th
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Most Armed: 41st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 98th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 114th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 120th in the regionMost Avoided: 125th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 146th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 155th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 211th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 263rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 266th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 310th in the regionLargest Black Market: 322nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 367th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 690th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 883rd in the regionMost Influential: 902nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 903rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 928th in the region

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