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Most Developed: 2nd Longest Average Lifespans: 7th Most Compassionate Citizens: 7th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Everyone for everyone else
Regional Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Republic of Wilkshire is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Paul Williams with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 30.725 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, outspoken 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 6,823 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 222,082 wilkoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, and all guns must be registered. 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 54,627th in the world and 2,513th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 21.25 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Developed: 2ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7thBest Weather: 7thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9thMost Beautiful Environments: 11thNicest Citizens: 12thMost Pacifist: 13thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14thHealthiest Citizens: 16thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17thMost Cheerful Citizens: 27thLowest Crime Rates: 46thMost Advanced Public Education: 52ndSafest: 61stMost Advanced Public Transport: 74thSmartest Citizens: 233rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 271stMost Inclusive: 292ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 356thLargest Populations: 358thMost Scientifically Advanced: 401stLargest Governments: 411thMost Cultured: 473rdHighest Economic Output: 554thMost Rebellious Youth: 665thMost Efficient Economies: 734thHighest Poor Incomes: 832ndLargest Welfare Programs: 905thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 952ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,083rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,175thMost Influential: 2,204thHighest Average Incomes: 3,258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,810thTop
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Most Secular: 8,115th
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 125th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 240th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 471st in the regionMost Influential: 662nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, all guns must be registered.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas.
  • : Wilkshire voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Enabling The Disabled In Academia".
  • : Wilkshire endorsed The Potato Peeling Poltergeists of Sanjurika.
  • : Wilkshire was endorsed by The Potato Peeling Poltergeists of Sanjurika.
  • : Following new legislation in Wilkshire, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Wilkshire endorsed The Republic of Forunte.
  • : Wilkshire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.

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