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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,714thHighest Crime Rates: 5,131stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,328th
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Watcheria

Population466 million

CapitalWatchalum

CurrencyWatchling
AnimalWatcher

The Republic of Watcheria is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 466 million Watcherians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Administration is also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Watchalum. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The strong Watcherian economy, worth 28.5 trillion Watchlings a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 61,212 Watchlings, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers, and a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street". Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Watcheria's national animal is the Watcher, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Watcheria is ranked 204,119th in the world and 1st in The Commons for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -6.32 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,714thHighest Crime Rates: 5,131stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,328thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 14,891stMost Armed: 15,600thLargest Gambling Industry: 18,314thMost Pro-Market: 19,388thHighest Drug Use: 20,952ndMost Rebellious Youth: 21,586thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,045thFattest Citizens: 23,844thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,129thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,591st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Watcheria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Watcheria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector and Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street".
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments.
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, children are raised bilingual from an early age.
  • : Watcheria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Watcheria, advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines.

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