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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,382ndMost Influential: 6,588thMost Pacifist: 10,626th
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Population871 million

LeaderChancellor James Hale


The Federation of Willow-Creek is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Chancellor James Hale with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 871 million Willow-Creekians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stratford. The average income tax rate is 21.7%.

The strong Willow-Creekian economy, worth 68.1 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 78,240 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, political gridlock ensues as even the most innocuous legislation is vetoed by the Supreme Court for potential civil rights violations, most ambassadors from Willow-Creek retire only a few years after being appointed, and Chancellor James Hale has just been declared ruler of Willow-Creek in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Willow-Creek's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Willow-Creek is ranked 30,162nd in the world and 592nd in the West Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 48.31 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,382ndMost Influential: 6,588thMost Pacifist: 10,626thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 13,107thSafest: 13,610thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,331stNicest Citizens: 22,092ndLargest Retail Industry: 24,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,944th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionMost Influential: 200th in the regionMost Pacifist: 274th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 333rd in the regionSafest: 344th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 365th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 421st in the regionNicest Citizens: 495th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 544th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 592nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 619th in the regionMost Inclusive: 659th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 666th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 690th in the regionBest Weather: 691st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 693rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 715th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 716th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 730th in the region

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