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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,117thMost Cultured: 2,250thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,393rd
The Sultanate of
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Satyam Shivam Sundaram
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Population13.16 billion

CapitalOreo City
LeaderPM Malka Weissman
FaithAll Religions


The Sultanate of Antahbrantahstan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by PM Malka Weissman with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.16 billion Anturians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oreo City. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anturian economy, worth a remarkable 2,021 trillion Oreos a year, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,622 Oreos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has nearly as many history museums as Anturians, the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods", children seem to be getting better at lying these days, and the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Antahbrantahstan's national animal is the Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is All Religions.

Antahbrantahstan is ranked 12,695th in the world and 257th in the West Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 153,622.17 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,117thMost Cultured: 2,250thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,393rdMost Devout: 3,131stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,407thHealthiest Citizens: 3,582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,100thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,182ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,410thMost Efficient Economies: 4,448thMost Pacifist: 4,553rdNicest Citizens: 4,603rdSafest: 4,678thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,864thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,913thMost Influential: 4,943rdBest Weather: 4,982ndMost Developed: 5,047thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,489thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,053rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,209thSmartest Citizens: 6,294thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,665thHighest Economic Output: 7,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,578thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,116thMost Inclusive: 9,979thTop
Largest Governments: 10,947thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,028thLowest Crime Rates: 12,293rdLargest Welfare Programs: 12,297thHighest Average Incomes: 12,695thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,084thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,556thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,688thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,590thLargest Populations: 17,373rdMost Politically Free: 19,935thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,403rd
Most Rebellious Youth: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 77th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 77th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 86th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 89th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 96th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionSafest: 104th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionNicest Citizens: 112th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 116th in the regionBest Weather: 117th in the regionMost Pacifist: 121st in the regionMost Developed: 125th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 129th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 135th in the regionLargest Populations: 145th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 162nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionMost Influential: 198th in the regionLargest Governments: 212th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 251st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Inclusive: 257th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 258th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 288th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 289th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 299th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 344th in the regionMost Politically Free: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 561st in the region

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