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The Republic of Swiftwhiskers

“Libertas et Fortitudo”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Page


The Republic of Swiftwhiskers is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by R Lowell with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 2.434 billion Whiskers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Point. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Whiskerish economy, worth 333 trillion spotties a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,173 spotties, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, bicyclists are banned from major roads, extreme hiring regulations mean a job in Swiftwhiskers is often a lifetime appointment, and colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Leopard'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Swiftwhiskers's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whiskerism.

Swiftwhiskers is ranked 101,300th in the world and 4,564th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 40 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,740thMost Influential: 3,380thSafest: 5,832ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,137thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,209thMost Developed: 7,621stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,758thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,085thTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,999thLowest Crime Rates: 9,053rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,088thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,755thMost Cultured: 11,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,805thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,558thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,162ndMost Inclusive: 13,676thMost Efficient Economies: 14,624thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,795thLargest Governments: 14,940thHighest Average Incomes: 15,509thRudest Citizens: 15,650thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,225thBest Weather: 16,434th
Safest: 166th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 207th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 210th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 217th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 232nd in the regionMost Developed: 233rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 255th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 271st in the regionMost Influential: 272nd in the regionMost Cultured: 283rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 313th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 327th in the regionRudest Citizens: 330th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 332nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 360th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 363rd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 374th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 384th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 389th in the regionMost Inclusive: 399th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 412th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 485th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 490th in the regionBest Weather: 495th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 515th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 530th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 547th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 580th in the regionMost Stationary: 595th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 720th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 740th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 53 » Marrico, H-Zhena, Wiranath, Roissyland, A Slanted Black Stripe, The Happian Union, Pakitsk, Axdel, Brotherland, Ridann, The Sacred Whale, Neruch, Socialist Holy American Empire, Arkantis, Shantan, VW53Aland, Solarfall, Bullpups, Hizuru, The Angel of Charity, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Janoobi Jazair, Just Vale 2, BearStackof2015, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Am Echad, Kilkire, The United Neo American Union, Kangarawa, Libertanny, Escade, Liberstankonia, Sericena, Staynes, La xinga, Stanisiti, Commodore Badger, Avakael, Firenation91, Zukchiva, Eagas, Brethren, Feu de Glace, Ballpit2, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, Matdor, Encurage, Taya Dust, and 3 others.Johnny Appleseed1, Stellar Colonies, and Celannica.