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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,507thMost Influential: 9,682ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,302nd
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
Love is Fake
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Cham Cha

Population780 million

CurrencyCha
AnimalLion

The Free Land of Cham Cha is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 780 million Cham Chans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 60.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Cham Chan economy, worth 39.5 trillion Chas 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance 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 50,660 Chas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and being Leader has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cham Cha's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cham Cha is ranked 74,036th in the world and 3,596th in The East Pacific for Nicest Citizens, with 14.64 average smiles per day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,507thMost Influential: 9,682ndTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 14,302ndLargest Welfare Programs: 15,041stMost Income Equality: 15,954thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,038thMost Pacifist: 20,022ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,687th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 444th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 445th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 448th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 452nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 530th in the regionMost Influential: 562nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 564th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 606th in the regionLargest Black Market: 717th in the regionMost Pacifist: 752nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 798th in the region

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