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Most Stationary: 526th Largest Populations: 2,364th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,149th
The Rushmori Nation of
Father Knows Best State
His name was Wigu, he lived in an igloo
Influence
Handshaker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Wigu

Population24.242 billion

Currencynew t'ah
Animalmonkey

The Rushmori Nation of Wigu is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.242 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 1,218 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 92,551st in the world and 62nd in Rushmore for Smartest Citizens, with 28.63 Quips Per Hour.

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Most Stationary: 526thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,364thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,149thMost Influential: 5,318thTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 9,083rdHighest Drug Use: 9,182ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,844thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,897thSafest: 10,999thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,562ndMost Pacifist: 13,913th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wigu's influence in Rushmore fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Wigu's influence in Rushmore rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Wigu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Wigu's influence in Rushmore fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Wigu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Wigu was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies, the Top 5% for Most Zombified, and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Wigu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors and Most Zombies.
  • : Wigu was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Unbidden Free Republic of Yesopalitha, infecting 682 million survivors.
  • : Wigu was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Unbidden Free Republic of Yesopalitha, infecting 475 million survivors.
  • : Wigu was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Unbidden Free Republic of Yesopalitha, infecting 767 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!

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