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Most Influential: 3,422ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,532ndMost Devout: 5,701st
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Whitmarche

Population2.582 billion

CapitalRicsfurt
LeaderMinister-president Konrad Scholz
FaithCatholicism

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The Grand Duchy of Whitmarche is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Minister-president Konrad Scholz with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 2.582 billion Whitmarchers are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ricsfurt. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Whitmarchean economy, worth 122 trillion guilders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 47,407 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hell is not always other people, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, business leaders commend the government for enacting an emissions reduction strategy that reduces no Whitmarchean emissions at all, and school uniforms are compulsory. 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 217,555th in the world and 278th in Anteria for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -8 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Influential: 3,422ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,532ndMost Devout: 5,701stMost Armed: 8,577thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,701stBest Weather: 15,695thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,809thLowest Crime Rates: 16,252ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,761stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,090thMost Cultured: 17,837thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,376thMost Income Equality: 19,573rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,976thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,234thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,792ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,868th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 16th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 26th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the region

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