by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 398thMost Influential: 2,046thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,225th
The Autocratic Holdings of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Unity in Autocracy, Peace through Firepower.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population554 million

CapitalUylivirmin Hold


The Autocratic Holdings of Westenhald is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 554 million Westenhaldidals are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Uylivirmin Hold. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Westenhaldidal economy, worth 72.2 trillion Uvigelds 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 a slick, highly efficient black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 130,264 Uvigelds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Westenhald's national animal is the Crocodile, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Westenhald is ranked 14,429th in the world and 441st in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.52 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 398thMost Influential: 2,046thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,225thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,263rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,593rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,156thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,724thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,219thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,254thMost Inclusive: 13,044thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 13,699thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,210thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,385thMost Developed: 14,429thLargest Governments: 16,353rdMost Secular: 17,353rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,945thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,858thHighest Average Incomes: 19,643rdMost Advanced Public Education: 19,699thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,153rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,309thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,408thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,316thSmartest Citizens: 21,645thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,224th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 59th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 132nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 201st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 216th in the regionMost Influential: 236th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 275th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 282nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 348th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 388th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 440th in the regionMost Developed: 441st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 464th in the regionLargest Governments: 469th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 469th in the regionMost Inclusive: 481st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 507th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 543rd in the regionMost Secular: 602nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 603rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 613th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 628th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 636th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 653rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 660th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 666th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 714th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 741st in the region

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