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Most Stationary: 7,605thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,306thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,593rd
The Curse of
New York Times Democracy
Did you come to see me a-hangin from the gallows pole?
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Wight

Population16.063 billion

CapitalSpit
LeaderBa
Faithmilitant but jocular atheism

CurrencyBlood Shilling
AnimalWight Liar Coney

The Curse of Wight is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ba with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The democratic population of 16.063 billion Wightlingfolk 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spit. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Wightlingish economy, worth 498 trillion Blood Shillings a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 31,047 Blood Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, online tourism reviews of Wight are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar, 'unconventional' weaponry has been banned, and Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wight's national animal is the Wight Liar Coney, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is militant but jocular atheism.

Wight is ranked 211,410th in the world and 5th in Asyluum for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -8.19 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,306thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,593rdLargest Populations: 13,724thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,034thMost Pacifist: 16,072ndBest Weather: 16,374thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,621stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,016thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,755thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,834th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Wight changed its national leader to "Ba".
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Wight was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.

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