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Most Primitive: 9thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th
The Holy Orange Primitocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Please don't go to our eastern neighbors, alright?
Ow I stubbed my toe
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Western Scientificum

Population15.151 billion

CapitalWestern Scientificum City
LeaderOw I stubbed my toe
Faitha major religion

Currencycoins we found on the street
AnimalNuubly

The Holy Orange Primitocracy of Western Scientificum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ow I stubbed my toe with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, pith helmet sales, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.151 billion Western Scientists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Spirituality, with Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Healthcare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Western Scientificum City. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Western Scientist economy, worth a remarkable 1,983 trillion coins we found on the streets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 130,931 coins we found on the streets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has an international reputation for compassion, most ambassadors from Western Scientificum retire only a few years after being appointed, caroling is considered a public disturbance, and martial law has been declared and the populace is kept under tight control. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Western Scientificum's national animal is the Nuubly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.

Western Scientificum is ranked 845th in the world and 24th in the Rejected Realms for Most Armed, with 23.53 weapons per person.

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Most Primitive: 9thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16thMost Devout: 30thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 79thFattest Citizens: 123rdMost Corrupt Governments: 178thMost Avoided: 227thHighest Crime Rates: 280thMost Subsidized Industry: 842ndMost Armed: 845thLargest Black Market: 1,454thMost Efficient Economies: 2,344thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 5,073rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,274thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,583rdMost Stationary: 7,651stHighest Economic Output: 8,958thTop
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Most Influential: 14,276thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,050thLargest Populations: 18,189thHighest Average Incomes: 19,629thMost Authoritarian: 21,340thLargest Governments: 22,190thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,234th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 63rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 130th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 143rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 217th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 252nd in the regionLargest Populations: 294th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 362nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 378th in the regionLargest Governments: 434th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 457th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, martial law has been declared and the populace is kept under tight control.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, caroling is considered a public disturbance.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, most ambassadors from Western Scientificum retire only a few years after being appointed.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Western Scientificum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Western Scientificum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Western Scientist grocery store.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Western Scientificum, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand.

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