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The Wheresit of Whipstickland


Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Location: Stargate

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Wheresit of Whipstickland is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its closed borders, ban on automobiles, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.39 billion Whipsticklandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Administration, although Defense, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Public Transport receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wheresit. The average income tax rate is 80.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Whipsticklandian economy, worth 436 trillion Whatsits 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Soda Sales. 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 128,736 Whatsits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes, ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and there's sophisticated talk of revolution within the ever-expanding mining colonies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Whipstickland's national animal is the Whosit, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Whipstickland is ranked 11,249th in the world and 6th in Stargate for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 7,304.66 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,648thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,023rdMost Patriotic: 5,949thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,414thLargest Black Market: 7,726thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,736thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,315thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,628thLargest Mining Sector: 10,227thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,249thMost Primitive: 11,658thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,911thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,052ndTop
Most Secular: 13,567thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,596thLargest Retail Industry: 15,088thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,282ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,618thLargest Governments: 18,531stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,181stHighest Average Incomes: 22,577thMost Efficient Economies: 25,672nd
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the region

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