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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,201stMost Influential: 1,977thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,852nd
The Place of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Help, I'm Lost
Dave Beckham
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Political Freedom
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A Place Somewhere

Population1.394 billion

LeaderDave Beckham

AnimalSpotted Parrot

The Place of A Place Somewhere is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dave Beckham with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 1.394 billion Somewherians 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 Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Somewheria. The average income tax rate is 69.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Place Somewherean economy, worth 211 trillion Somethings a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 151,965 Somethings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

A death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation, home renovation projects take decades to complete, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in A Place Somewhere to be bombproof, and a milk bath costs more than bathing in money. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Place Somewhere's national animal is the Spotted Parrot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

A Place Somewhere is ranked 251,354th in the world and 12,135th in the South Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 119.31 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,201stMost Influential: 1,977thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,852ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,339thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,656thMost Efficient Economies: 9,791stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,924thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,677thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,056thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,566thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,675thMost Inclusive: 13,193rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,247thHealthiest Citizens: 13,263rdTop
Most Developed: 13,922ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,659thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,766thHighest Food Quality: 14,912thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,074thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,104thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,291stLargest Retail Industry: 16,296thLargest Governments: 16,455thSafest: 16,691stSmartest Citizens: 18,263rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,853rdMost Patriotic: 19,090thNicest Citizens: 20,358thLargest Mining Sector: 20,474thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,470thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,163rdMost Cultured: 23,132ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,219thMost Devout: 24,613thMost Average: 25,109th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 82nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 188th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 209th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 229th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 241st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 261st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 282nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 289th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 293rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 326th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 331st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 335th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 356th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 373rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 399th in the regionRudest Citizens: 400th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Patriotic: 416th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 419th in the regionMost Developed: 421st in the regionLargest Governments: 442nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 467th in the regionMost Inclusive: 474th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 492nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 504th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 505th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 545th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 556th in the regionMost Average: 595th in the regionSafest: 601st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 604th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 604th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 676th in the regionMost Cultured: 713th in the regionNicest Citizens: 731st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 830th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 861st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,082nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,258th in the region

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