by Max Barry

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Most Developed: 2nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 6th Longest Average Lifespans: 7th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Everyone for everyone else
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population31.822 billion

LeaderPresident Paul Williams


The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 31.822 billion Wilkshireans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westbury. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Wilkshirean economy, worth a remarkable 7,358 trillion wilkoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 231,225 wilkoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, foreign musicians that President Paul Williams dislikes are turned away at the border, high school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate, and the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wilkshire's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wilkshire is ranked 442nd in the world and 15th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 692.3 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Developed: 2ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6thLongest Average Lifespans: 7thBest Weather: 7thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8thNicest Citizens: 10thMost Pacifist: 10thMost Beautiful Environments: 10thHealthiest Citizens: 15thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15thMost Cheerful Citizens: 29thLowest Crime Rates: 40thMost Advanced Public Education: 53rdSafest: 55thMost Advanced Public Transport: 65thLeast Corrupt Governments: 128thSmartest Citizens: 211thHighest Average Tax Rates: 231stMost Inclusive: 232ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 327thLargest Populations: 349thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 350thLargest Governments: 368thMost Cultured: 390thMost Scientifically Advanced: 442ndHighest Economic Output: 517thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 592ndLargest Welfare Programs: 645thMost Rebellious Youth: 663rdMost Influential: 710thHighest Poor Incomes: 711thMost Efficient Economies: 738thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,041stHighest Average Incomes: 3,180thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,637thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,301stMost Secular: 13,047th
Most Developed: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 78th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 111th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 266th in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 291st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 675th in the regionMost Income Equality: 697th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • : Wilkshire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Iran".
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, high school boys are required to pass vigorous self-mastery and sensitivity training to graduate.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, foreign musicians that President Paul Williams dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, concussed catball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Wilkshirean grocery store.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun".
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned spouses.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 217 » Pallaith, Kaschovia, Puczovska, Tharissus, Friently, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, South Grand Mountain, Omicron Persei V111, General COE, Enosville, Lord Ravenclaw, Siwale, Hong Kong Empire, Alice Gardens, Holy Oranz, Bharathvarsh, Shin-Hachioji, Natorik, SORT, Shadowrik, Che Sana Und, Merconitonitopia, Legique, Vszeklina, The United Front of Patriotic Fascists, Wineclaw, ZimRobwe, Kingdom of Space, Sil Dorsett, Diodone, Rylam, Zokk, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, The Akhara Islands, Coemgen, Kelvaros Prime, Pria Xennes, Selfgradatude, Forunte, Zeternia, Thorway, Necromonia, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Amerian States, and 167 others.Yaris, Plembobria, Holy Trinity 2015, Prevaland, HMS Unicorn, French Bananastan, Zemnaya Svoboda, New Lakemba, The Free Californian People, Ostrinios, Prydania, Sheppey, Afriyie, Hexago, Felpolandia, AdyLand, Silloam, The Global Socialist Republic, The Galactic Triumvirate, Paxiosolange, Panama Coalition, TerranulliuZ, Lupus Imperium, SchoolHouse Rock, Sankami, Buckerino, Greenstead, Bonjoura, Arrivederci, Stareogratia, Peytonamia, Socialist Cooperative Republics, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Cuyan, Dodione, WE Empire, Palisede, Vogonlandia, Seven Hills, Ribbleton, Ilisseia, Southern Allican, Montroyale, Corfad, Aldelaria, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Khorazan, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Coppicia, PidgeoLlama, Celebia, Xentherida, The Lancerian Empire, PlanetPunk, Aroa, Tredano, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Lionia, Pakistan 001, Republic of Dixie, Territorio di Nessuno, Phillywob, Wodan, Asuroka, Xinchao, Thenaca, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, The Archer Republic, Beodarasc, Cardistria, Ainsworth, Felhaven, Islandsria, Victoriaans Nederlands, Bax-Landia, Midds Conia, RedRunele, Zedeya, New-El, Unimaginable Doom, Mar america, Minka Darykaan, Apetopia, Free Culture, Calamazo, Karinavam, Dannyria, Naedorius, Amestris-Britannia, Dreylus, Vexilia, Agrauron, Sacrento, Harstonia, Anime Women, Mzeusia, Get Away From Me, Gladio II, Selpo, Amerislovakia, SillyString, Malvad, New Fingland, EgyptianSuperior, LostLegion, Mercy Land, Sing-Sing, NatsukiLand, Thoets, ThE eNd oF eE, Sam Hinkie, Saint Marks Island, Astal Aavors, Techislovakia, Eshium, American MapleStory, Verees Fri, Lungha, Atheenos, Dinoium, Bridgett, Unsophisticate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Colony of lasting Hopes, Eglise Sainte Eve, Illusia and Neverendia, Pop Prorp, The South Falls, Alsatian Island, Kyrianian, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Kanaa, Gamer Pros, Nervan Rade, Celasur, Jostria, Kannabyss, Nation Narion, Aledonigystan, Tawya, SO-CAP, THE Empire of Liberalism, Frances Francis the First of France, Jontopiary, Tsamuth, Empotia, Asemnots, Ktyria, Vathekia, Alperenistan, Inuit Nunangat Peoples, The Mazur Empire, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Kolorland, Lata Eden, Gospel Power, Morlanka, Hitipeuw, Darcania, Atain, Canada GR, Kotodeshita, and Jerakare.

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