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Most Cheerful Citizens: 351st Least Corrupt Governments: 480th Nicest Citizens: 536th
The Free Territory of
Left-wing Utopia
For the Greater Good
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Free Territory of Chestaan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.112 billion Chestaanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Equitopia. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The enormous but inefficient Chestaanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,139 trillion Guevaras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. Average income is 94,108 Guevaras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons', there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, religious education is a new government priority, and bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chestaan's national animal is the Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Chestaan is ranked 1,375th in the world and 35th in the West Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.98 Years.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 351stLeast Corrupt Governments: 480thNicest Citizens: 536thMost Pacifist: 554thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 688thMost Compassionate Citizens: 820thSafest: 836thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 985thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,004thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,018thBest Weather: 1,097thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,152ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,375thLargest Governments: 1,502ndMost Cultured: 1,579thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 1,834thMost Stationary: 2,077thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,502ndMost Influential: 2,692ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,886thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,970thMost Devout: 3,012thLowest Crime Rates: 3,027thSmartest Citizens: 3,191stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,654thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,892ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,617thMost Inclusive: 7,918thHighest Economic Output: 8,940thTop
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Largest Populations: 9,268thNudest: 9,847thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,109thMost Income Equality: 11,469thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,766thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,534th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 53rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 68th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 68th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 98th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 100th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 119th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 251st in the regionMost Inclusive: 280th in the regionNudest: 316th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 317th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 616th in the regionMost Developed: 617th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 650th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 681st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 685th in the region

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