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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th Most Compassionate Citizens: 38th Nicest Citizens: 42nd
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
E pluribus unum
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Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Federal Republic of Winklebottom is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, unlimited-speed roads, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.301 billion Winktonians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winkopolis. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Winklebottomian economy, worth a remarkable 3,928 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 highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 274,672 Winks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, and the WBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays. Crime is totally unknown. Winklebottom's national animal is the Rook, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Winklebottom is ranked 38th in the world and 1st in the Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 216.21 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 36thMost Compassionate Citizens: 38thNicest Citizens: 42ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 51stLargest Publishing Industry: 55thMost Inclusive: 73rdMost Pacifist: 82ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 100thHealthiest Citizens: 127thMost Secular: 129thSafest: 220thSmartest Citizens: 238thMost Rebellious Youth: 249thMost Developed: 299thHighest Poor Incomes: 396thLongest Average Lifespans: 450thMost Cultured: 501stMost Scientifically Advanced: 673rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 888thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,042ndLargest Governments: 1,204thMost Efficient Economies: 1,228thLowest Crime Rates: 1,445thMost Stationary: 1,484thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,491stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,494thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,575thHighest Average Incomes: 1,604thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,555thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,706thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,799thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,979thBest Weather: 5,917thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,689thLargest Populations: 7,003rdMost Influential: 7,157thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 8,778thNudest: 13,863rd
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionLargest Populations: 53rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 66th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 79th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 103rd in the regionMost Influential: 118th in the regionBest Weather: 180th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 232nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 270th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 389th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 477th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the WBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Winklebottom was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders.
  • : Winklebottom was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, Winklebottom is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.

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