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Most Conservative: 19,572ndMost Income Equality: 19,729th
The Dieresis-Holy Empire of
Authoritarian Democracy
Lead by Our History, Leading Our Future
Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Wochaystein

Population5.571 billion

CapitalZuidren
LeaderHannes II Rochus
FaithChristianity

Currencygold
Animalshrew

The Dieresis-Holy Empire of Wochaystein is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Hannes II Rochus with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic, devout population of 5.571 billion Wochaysteiners are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zuidren. The average income tax rate is 53.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Wochaysteiner economy, worth 136 trillion golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Soda Sales. Average income is 24,429 golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hannes II Rochus has just been declared ruler of Wochaystein in an international press conference, Christianity has been named as Wochaystein's national religion, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, and politicians suffer insomnia after a former small-town mayor released her searing bestseller 'Deboning Political Turkeys: Primed for Minister'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wochaystein's national animal is the shrew and its national religion is Christianity.

Wochaystein is ranked 177,373rd in the world and 1st in Diarcesia for Most Corrupt Governments, with 0.92 Kickbacks Per Hour.

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Most Conservative: 19,572ndMost Income Equality: 19,729th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Wochaystein's influence in Diarcesia rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • : Wochaystein published "The City of Tendorf" (Account: Other).
  • : Wochaystein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Wochaystein, politicians suffer insomnia after a former small-town mayor released her searing bestseller 'Deboning Political Turkeys: Primed for Minister'.
  • : Wochaystein was reclassified from "Tyranny by Majority" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
  • : Wochaystein published "The City of Tien" (Account: Other).
  • : Wochaystein's influence in Diarcesia rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Wochaystein published "Quotes from Wochaysteiners" (Factbook: Trivia).
  • : Wochaystein changed its national nation type to "Dieresis-Holy Empire".
  • : Wochaystein changed its national nation type to "Diarcesian Dieresis-Empire".

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