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Most Influential: 681stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,574thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,648th
The Grand Duchy of
Authoritarian Democracy
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Whitmarche

Population8.812 billion

CapitalRicsfurt
LeaderMinister-president Konrad Scholz
FaithCatholicism

Currencyguilder
Animallion

The Grand Duchy of Whitmarche is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Minister-president Konrad Scholz with an even hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 8.812 billion Whitmarchers are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ricsfurt. The average income tax rate is 86.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Whitmarchean economy, worth 535 trillion guilders a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 60,816 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The study of medicine is popular throughout Whitmarche, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, the end of autumn is celebrated with a bonfire of designer bags, and bad punctuation has come to a full stop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Whitmarche's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Whitmarche is ranked 226,204th in the world and 116th in Anteria for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 69,194 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,574thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,648thMost Devout: 10,513thBest Weather: 10,696thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,971stMost Armed: 13,237thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,272ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,293rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,240thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,389thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 16,930thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,103rdHealthiest Citizens: 18,107thMost Cultured: 19,310thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,945thMost Stationary: 22,816thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,892ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,085thNicest Citizens: 23,178thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,040thMost Income Equality: 25,814th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the region

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