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Wrapper was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 243
Most Valuable International Artwork: 77thMost Advanced Public Education: 109thMost Pacifist: 197th
The Puddle Jumping Wads of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paradise is just a wormhole away.
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Wrapper

Population15.844 billion

CapitalWormhole City
LeaderPresident Wad Sam Attah

Currencychewing gum
Animalslack-jawed jumping bean

The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Wad Sam Attah with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.844 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, although Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. 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 3,267 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. Average income is an amazing 206,231 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 225,467th in the world and 53rd in Stargate for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -32.23 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 77thMost Advanced Public Education: 109thMost Pacifist: 197thLargest Welfare Programs: 226thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 232ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 312thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 328thNicest Citizens: 336thMost Beautiful Environments: 351stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 412thBest Weather: 435thHighest Average Tax Rates: 559thMost Developed: 603rdLowest Crime Rates: 638thMost Advanced Public Transport: 682ndLongest Average Lifespans: 689thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 735thMost Cheerful Citizens: 776thHealthiest Citizens: 799thLargest Governments: 818thSmartest Citizens: 858thMost Cultured: 874thMost Inclusive: 953rdSafest: 965thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,333rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,915thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,771stHighest Economic Output: 3,779thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,496thHighest Average Incomes: 5,785thMost Influential: 5,924thMost Efficient Economies: 6,061stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,063rdMost Secular: 9,631stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,811thLargest Populations: 12,370thMost Stationary: 18,152ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,952nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the region

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