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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 388th Largest Populations: 445th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,194th
The Illustriously Shiny Embassy of
New York Times Democracy
Representing our Green and Pleasant Region to the World
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Wysterian Ambassadors

Population31.55 billion

CurrencyHand of Friendship
AnimalBadger

The Illustriously Shiny Embassy of Wysterian Ambassadors is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, complete lack of prisons, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 31.55 billion Embassy Staffers enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 6.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wysterian Ambassadorsian economy, worth a remarkable 3,334 trillion Hands of Friendship a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 105,681 Hands of Friendship, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

More and more students are taking up a career in medicine, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Wysterian Ambassadors Blood Tithe, and citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Wysterian Ambassadors's national animal is the Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wysterian Ambassadors is ranked 7,891st in the world and 11th in Canada for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 9,211.76 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 388thLargest Populations: 445thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,194thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,271stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,722ndHighest Economic Output: 2,273rdHighest Crime Rates: 2,406thMost Efficient Economies: 2,479thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,895thLargest Black Market: 5,342ndMost Politically Free: 5,411thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,891stTop
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Most Developed: 8,636thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,855thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,020thHealthiest Citizens: 9,634thSmartest Citizens: 10,026thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,036thBest Weather: 11,218thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,332ndMost Stationary: 13,463rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,035thNudest: 14,699thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,822ndMost Armed: 15,351st
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the region

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