by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,295thMost Influential: 4,494thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,665th
The Federal Republic of
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Population4.064 billion

CapitalNew Holzminden
LeaderCecil Blain

CurrencyBlistering Barnacle

The Federal Republic of Armstrong-Whitworth is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Cecil Blain with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.064 billion Armstrong-Whitworths 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Holzminden. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Armstrong-Whitworthian economy, worth 499 trillion Blistering Barnacles a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,025 Blistering Barnacles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cecil Blain's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, major cities run on potato batteries, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority, and the election for Cecil Blain's office's janitor is heating up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Armstrong-Whitworth's national animal is the Pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cheesism.

Armstrong-Whitworth is ranked 14,620th in the world and 283rd in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 75.06 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,295thMost Influential: 4,494thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,665thNicest Citizens: 7,903rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,438thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,867thMost Pacifist: 9,515thMost Inclusive: 10,105thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,471stHighest Food Quality: 11,305thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,594thMost Developed: 12,791stTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,421stSmartest Citizens: 14,620thSafest: 14,637thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,909thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,376thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,984thBest Weather: 16,619thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,677thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,365thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,365thMost Cultured: 18,931stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,765thHealthiest Citizens: 19,796thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,149thMost Efficient Economies: 22,925thLowest Crime Rates: 23,498thHighest Average Incomes: 24,661st
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 81st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 88th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 152nd in the region

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