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Wrapper was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 243
Most Advanced Public Education: 87th Most Pacifist: 171st Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 201st
The Puddle Jumping Wads of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paradise is just a wormhole away.
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Contender
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Wrapper

Population13.033 billion

CapitalWormhole City
LeaderPresident Wad Sam Attah

Currencychewing gum
Animalslack-jawed jumping bean

The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Wad Sam Attah with an even hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.033 billion Wads have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wormhole City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Wrapperian economy, worth a remarkable 2,689 trillion chewing gums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 206,345 chewing gums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Wormhole City to enjoy their national art, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wrapper's national animal is the slack-jawed jumping bean, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wrapper is ranked 3,842nd in the world and 6th in Stargate for Highest Economic Output, with 2,689 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 87thMost Pacifist: 171stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 201stLargest Welfare Programs: 219thMost Compassionate Citizens: 248thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 257thNicest Citizens: 279thMost Beautiful Environments: 282ndMost Developed: 298thLongest Average Lifespans: 358thBest Weather: 363rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 407thHighest Average Tax Rates: 508thLowest Crime Rates: 571stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 638thSmartest Citizens: 713thHealthiest Citizens: 715thMost Advanced Public Transport: 720thLargest Governments: 721stMost Cheerful Citizens: 745thMost Cultured: 787thMost Inclusive: 790thSafest: 961stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,301stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,765thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,069thMost Efficient Economies: 3,274thHighest Economic Output: 3,842ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,920thMost Influential: 5,046thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,093rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,175thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,880thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,932ndMost Secular: 8,062ndTop
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Largest Populations: 13,306th
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Wormhole City to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Wrapper, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters.

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