by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 586th Largest Populations: 2,529th Most Influential: 5,201st
The Rushmori Nation of
Father Knows Best State
His name was Wigu, he lived in an igloo
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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The Rushmori Nation of Wigu is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 22.613 billion Wiguese are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.6%.

The Wiguese economy, worth a remarkable 1,136 trillion new t'ahs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery. Average income is 50,275 new t'ahs, with the richest citizens earning 5.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government funds large training centres to turn monkeys into functioning members of society, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", the government has returned all business to private ownership, and the nation is completely gun-free. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wigu's national animal is the monkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Wigu is ranked 141,765th in the world and 101st in Rushmore for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Stationary: 586thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,529thMost Influential: 5,201stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,225thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,973rdSafest: 11,021stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,066thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,204thMost Pacifist: 14,094thHighest Drug Use: 15,397thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,418th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Average: 13th in the region

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