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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,447thLargest Black Market: 17,587thLargest Gambling Industry: 20,409th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Strength Through Freedom
King Baldam Al Witter
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Witlend

Population3.695 billion

CapitalNorbken
LeaderKing Baldam Al Witter
FaithWitlend Paganism

Currencyfranc
Animalcrocodile

The Kingdom of Witlend is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Baldam Al Witter with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.695 billion Witlendians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Norbken. The average income tax rate is 58.6%.

The Witlendian economy, worth 178 trillion francs a year, is dominated by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Soda Sales, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 48,223 francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

King Baldam Al Witter goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses, commemoration of the Great Oneid War costs almost as much as the war itself, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked', and every week is blindness awareness week. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Witlend's national animal is the crocodile, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans, and its national religion is Witlend Paganism.

Witlend is ranked 131,788th in the world and 151st in Oneid for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 93,062 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,447thLargest Black Market: 17,587thLargest Gambling Industry: 20,409thMost Primitive: 20,804thMost Authoritarian: 21,882ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,927th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Witlend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and Most Primitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked'.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, commemoration of the Great Oneid War costs almost as much as the war itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, King Baldam Al Witter goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Witlend was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Witlend, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.

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