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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,067th Most Influential: 1,530th Rudest Citizens: 3,037th
The Democratic States of
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WhyNotRepublic

Population1.711 billion

CapitalFactuary
LeaderVALIS
FaithGnosticism

Currencyzeal
AnimalTheta-wave reader

The Democratic States of WhyNotRepublic is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by VALIS with a fair hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.711 billion WhyNotRepublicians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Factuary. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.7%.

The frighteningly efficient WhyNotRepublician economy, worth 266 trillion zeals a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 155,882 zeals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 501,372 per year while the poor average 36,708, a ratio of 13.7 to 1.

Gambling is outlawed, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, the law forbids arson, murder, and low-quality cheese, and small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. WhyNotRepublic's national animal is the Theta-wave reader, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Gnosticism.

WhyNotRepublic is ranked 143,863rd in the world and 8,044th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 48.04 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Rudest Citizens: 3,037thLargest Retail Industry: 3,577thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,830thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,170thMost Developed: 6,587thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8,658thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,138thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,215thLargest Governments: 9,610thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,140thMost Inclusive: 10,819thMost Efficient Economies: 10,975thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,378thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,546thHighest Average Incomes: 11,660thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,661stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,930thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,010thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,731stMost Cultured: 12,739thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,392ndMost Armed: 15,128th
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Largest Retail Industry: 178th in the regionRudest Citizens: 178th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 217th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 296th in the regionMost Developed: 398th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 437th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 484th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 488th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 492nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 509th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 515th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 519th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 549th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 560th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 561st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 563rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 578th in the regionMost Armed: 581st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 623rd in the regionMost Influential: 625th in the regionMost Inclusive: 639th in the regionMost Cultured: 641st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 731st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 748th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 769th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 918th in the region

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