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The Free Land of West Siders


Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: Stargate

Regional Influence: Dealmaker


The Free Land of West Siders is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and unlimited-speed roads. The democratic, cheerful population of 42.701 billion West Siderians 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, with Education, Environment, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Compton. The average income tax rate is 59.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving West Siderian economy, worth a remarkable 3,080 trillion Dbones a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,135 Dbones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, and private law firms are unheard of. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. West Siders's national animal is the giruffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

West Siders is ranked 79,192nd in the world and 21st in Stargate for Most Extreme, scoring 24.88 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Populations: 2ndMost Stationary: 897thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,038thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,621stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,883rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,326thTop
Most Influential: 5,046thHighest Economic Output: 5,476thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,312thNicest Citizens: 9,345thBest Weather: 11,538thSmartest Citizens: 11,648thHealthiest Citizens: 12,862ndTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,235thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,403rdMost Beautiful Environments: 17,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,648thMost Cultured: 22,377thMost Pacifist: 22,690thLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,815thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,582ndMost Politically Free: 25,722ndHighest Food Quality: 25,845thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25,870thSafest: 27,097th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the region

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