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Most Influential: 175thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,222ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,823rd
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Population4.47 billion

LeaderPresident Maria von Eisenmerk

AnimalGreat Horned Owl

The Fabled Republic of Wischland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Maria von Eisenmerk with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.47 billion Wischlandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fernimburg. The average income tax rate is 43.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wischlandian economy, worth 548 trillion Orchis a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 122,705 Orchis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek, builders across Wischland are blocked up with orders for new public loos, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, and home renovation shows are increasingly popular. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Wischland's national animal is the Great Horned Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Wischland is ranked 209,311th in the world and 1,061st in 10000 Islands for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 18.48 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 175thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,222ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,823rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,547thNicest Citizens: 8,498thMost Cultured: 9,355thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,454thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,624thHighest Food Quality: 9,754thMost Inclusive: 10,850thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,996thMost Efficient Economies: 11,775thTop
Most Pacifist: 14,293rdMost Developed: 14,410thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,547thSmartest Citizens: 15,628thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,230thHealthiest Citizens: 16,528thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,597thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,621stLargest Retail Industry: 16,799thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,216thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,731stBest Weather: 17,924thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,776thMost Secular: 20,986thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,206thLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,216thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,044thHighest Average Incomes: 24,844thMost Politically Free: 26,053rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26,410thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,547thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27,084th
Most Influential: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 40th in the regionMost Politically Free: 73rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 113th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 115th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 117th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 131st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 150th in the region

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