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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th Least Corrupt Governments: 25th Most Compassionate Citizens: 32nd
The Federal Republic of
New York Times Democracy
E pluribus unum
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Winklebottom

Population19.209 billion

CapitalWinkopolis

CurrencyWink
AnimalRook

The Federal Republic of Winklebottom is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.209 billion Winktonians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winkopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Winklebottomian economy, worth a remarkable 6,816 trillion Winks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 354,844 Winks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and much of Winklebottom's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence. Crime is totally unknown. Winklebottom's national animal is the Rook, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Winklebottom is ranked 16,882nd in the world and 521st in the Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18thLeast Corrupt Governments: 25thMost Compassionate Citizens: 32ndMost Inclusive: 36thLargest Publishing Industry: 37thNicest Citizens: 38thMost Pacifist: 45thHealthiest Citizens: 69thSafest: 98thSmartest Citizens: 100thMost Cheerful Citizens: 110thMost Secular: 138thMost Developed: 191stMost Cultured: 221stLongest Average Lifespans: 234thMost Rebellious Youth: 237thMost Scientifically Advanced: 293rdHighest Poor Incomes: 328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 369thLargest Governments: 474thLowest Crime Rates: 580thLargest Information Technology Sector: 665thLargest Welfare Programs: 755thHighest Average Tax Rates: 777thHighest Economic Output: 806thMost Advanced Public Education: 842ndHighest Average Incomes: 887thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 970thMost Efficient Economies: 1,169thMost Stationary: 1,197thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,255thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,327thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,486thTop
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Best Weather: 2,066thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,120thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,569thLargest Populations: 5,734thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,577thTop
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Most Influential: 9,358thNudest: 13,938th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionBest Weather: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 140th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 165th in the regionNudest: 260th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 448th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 521st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, much of Winklebottom's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Winkopolis Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Winklebottom.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, third world countries are rich in "I Love Winkopolis" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.

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