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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,675thMost Influential: 3,876thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,664th
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Population14.865 billion

LeaderEmperor William Kennedy


The Empire of Wilhelmsborough is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor William Kennedy with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 14.865 billion Wilhelmsboroughians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yalta. The average income tax rate is 87.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wilhelmsboroughian economy, worth a remarkable 1,952 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 131,379 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Emperor William Kennedy lights cigars with a hundred-Euro bill, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, tourists call Wilhelmsboroughian beach towns "the fine coastline", and a bureaucratic fight over WIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wilhelmsborough's national animal is the Spider, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wilhelmsborough is ranked 104,174th in the world and 4,603rd in Lazarus for Largest Black Market, with 436 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,675thMost Influential: 3,876thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,664thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,957thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,099thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,282ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,938thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,135thHighest Economic Output: 8,373rdSafest: 8,471stMost Developed: 8,584thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,671stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,464thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,877thSmartest Citizens: 9,883rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,025thMost Efficient Economies: 10,033rdBest Weather: 10,094thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,573rdMost Cultured: 11,142ndLargest Governments: 11,602ndMost Inclusive: 11,716thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,777thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,791stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,880thNicest Citizens: 11,928thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,317thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,393rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,572ndHealthiest Citizens: 13,961stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,180thLargest Populations: 16,199thLowest Crime Rates: 16,897thMost Stationary: 16,950thHighest Average Incomes: 19,251stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,551stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,003rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 94th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 264th in the regionMost Stationary: 267th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 296th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 324th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 368th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 399th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 419th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 432nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 439th in the regionMost Developed: 443rd in the regionSafest: 445th in the regionLargest Populations: 465th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 465th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 496th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 512th in the regionBest Weather: 521st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 527th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 594th in the regionMost Inclusive: 599th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 603rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 605th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 609th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 611th in the regionMost Cultured: 613th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 622nd in the regionLargest Governments: 666th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 667th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 705th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 788th in the region

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