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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,246thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,403rdMost Cultured: 2,460th
The Sultanate of
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Satyam Shivam Sundaram
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Population17.486 billion

CapitalOreo City
LeaderPM Malka Weissman
FaithAll Religions


The Sultanate of Antahbrantahstan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by PM Malka Weissman with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.486 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oreo City. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anturian economy, worth a remarkable 2,651 trillion Oreos a year, is quite specialized and 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 151,643 Oreos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, Anturian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about PM Malka Weissman, and from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Antahbrantahstan. 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 87,254th in the world and 2,083rd in the West Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 9,096.37 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,246thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,403rdMost Cultured: 2,460thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,150thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,430thMost Devout: 3,757thMost Influential: 3,825thHealthiest Citizens: 3,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,986thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,090thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,207thHighest Food Quality: 4,259thBest Weather: 4,390thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,413thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,637thSafest: 4,710thMost Pacifist: 4,747thMost Developed: 4,931stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,389thNicest Citizens: 5,509thMost Efficient Economies: 5,658thSmartest Citizens: 6,336thHighest Economic Output: 6,766thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,871stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,075thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,581stHighest Poor Incomes: 8,264thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,275thLargest Governments: 10,501stMost Inclusive: 11,088thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,297thLowest Crime Rates: 11,775thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,796thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,139thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,964thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,264thLargest Populations: 15,436thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,387th
Most Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Devout: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 76th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 76th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 78th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 82nd in the regionBest Weather: 84th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 97th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 100th in the regionSafest: 102nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 106th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionLargest Populations: 108th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 112th in the regionMost Pacifist: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 116th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 125th in the regionNicest Citizens: 130th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 142nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 166th in the regionLargest Governments: 171st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 200th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 203rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 221st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 224th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 242nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 296th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 306th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 315th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 374th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 442nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 612th in the regionLargest Black Market: 649th in the region

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