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Most Compassionate Citizens: 43rd Nicest Citizens: 48th Least Corrupt Governments: 49th
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
E pluribus unum
Regional Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Federal Republic of Winklebottom is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.79 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, with Welfare, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winkopolis. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Winklebottomian economy, worth a remarkable 3,570 trillion Winks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 258,924 Winks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake, abortions are routinely performed in Winklebottom's hospitals, international humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty, and libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands. Crime is totally unknown. Winklebottom's national animal is the Rook, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Winklebottom is ranked 72,947th in the world and 3,729th in the Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 36.98 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 43rdNicest Citizens: 48thLeast Corrupt Governments: 49thLargest Publishing Industry: 58thMost Inclusive: 77thMost Pacifist: 96thMost Cheerful Citizens: 110thHealthiest Citizens: 132ndMost Secular: 152ndMost Rebellious Youth: 239thSafest: 271stSmartest Citizens: 305thMost Developed: 322ndMost Cultured: 508thLongest Average Lifespans: 513thMost Scientifically Advanced: 877thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,052ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,148thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,193rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,237thMost Stationary: 1,534thLargest Governments: 1,570thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,780thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,865thHighest Average Incomes: 1,903rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,911thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,935thLowest Crime Rates: 2,124thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,347thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,996thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,289thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,874thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,201stBest Weather: 4,910thMost Influential: 7,238thLargest Populations: 7,410thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,715thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,073rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,004th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 56th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionLargest Populations: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 77th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 90th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 101st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 103rd in the regionMost Influential: 110th in the regionBest Weather: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 283rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 330th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 440th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, international humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, abortions are routinely performed in Winklebottom's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, the nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, Rook sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Winklebottom was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Winklebottom, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.

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