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Most Valuable International Artwork: 195thMost Patriotic: 5,882ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,454th
The Wym Wandering Wistfully of
Libertarian Police State
Lucky Moo Nationstates
Wym
Influence
Minnow
Contestant
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Wymondham

Population10.892 billion

CapitalOld Wymondham
LeaderWym
FaithFriendship

CurrencyScarab
AnimalCow

The Wym Wandering Wistfully of Wymondham is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wym with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, rampant corporate plagiarism, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10.892 billion Wymondhamians are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Wymondham. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wymondhamian economy, worth a remarkable 1,618 trillion Scarabs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 148,641 Scarabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wym's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army, the government is cracking down on subversive groups, pregnant hitchhikers with signs requesting rides to "competent care" are a common sight on Wymondhamian roads, and war criminals are given full state funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wymondham's national animal is the Cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Friendship.

Wymondham is ranked 10,884th in the world and 222nd in the West Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 376.96 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 195thTop
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Most Patriotic: 5,882ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,454thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,287thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,665thMost Developed: 10,221stMost Cultured: 10,315thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,884thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,159thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,404thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,710thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,829thHighest Economic Output: 12,212thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,436thHighest Food Quality: 12,652ndSmartest Citizens: 13,067thMost Efficient Economies: 13,360thTop
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Most Inclusive: 14,937thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,067thHighest Average Incomes: 15,541stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,774thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,830thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,915thLowest Crime Rates: 16,280thLargest Governments: 16,336thHealthiest Citizens: 19,700thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,141stBest Weather: 22,207thMost Corrupt Governments: 26,875th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 86th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 113th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 135th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 138th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 158th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 165th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 168th in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionMost Developed: 198th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 203rd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 222nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 223rd in the regionLargest Populations: 228th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 236th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 240th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 250th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 250th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 269th in the regionLargest Governments: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 294th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 302nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 303rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 304th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 319th in the regionMost Inclusive: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 372nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 389th in the region

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