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West Marastan

Population740 million

CapitalLyciela

Currencygold
Animalturtle

The Nanny State of West Marastan is a huge, genial nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 740 million West Marastanians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyciela. The average income tax rate is 89.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming West Marastanian economy, worth 72.3 trillion golds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 97,744 golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, and strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West Marastan's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

West Marastan is ranked 86,174th in the world and 101st in NationStates for Most Extreme, scoring 21.21 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Pacifist: 4,025thSafest: 4,906thHealthiest Citizens: 5,032ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,475thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,687thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,694thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,716thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,855thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,864thMost Inclusive: 7,984thBest Weather: 8,498thNicest Citizens: 8,882ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,763rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,841stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,007thLowest Crime Rates: 11,655thTop
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Most Secular: 12,552ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,836thLargest Governments: 16,304thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,110thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,481stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,449thMost Cultured: 19,175thMost Politically Free: 19,370thSmartest Citizens: 19,614thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,641stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,142ndMost Developed: 21,105thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,198th
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Most Politically Free: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 25th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 40th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionBest Weather: 50th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of West Marastan's radio stations.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, the new Turtle Supremacy Party is faring well in the polls.
  • : West Marastan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, recognizing the West Marastanian flag qualifies you for citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in West Marastan, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.

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