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Most Efficient Economies: 100th Most Cheerful Citizens: 287th Nicest Citizens: 336th
The United Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Our future stands above our past.
Prime Minister Cynthia Nandina
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The United Commonwealth of Cortal is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Cynthia Nandina with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.207 billion Cortalians 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 large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Social Policy, and Industry are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sorce Mosto. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cortalian economy, worth a remarkable 2,374 trillion Colats a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 167,119 Colats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and there's never enough space in space. Crime is totally unknown. Cortal's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Ryusen.

Cortal is ranked 1,270th in the world and 70th in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,493.64 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Efficient Economies: 100thMost Cheerful Citizens: 287thNicest Citizens: 336thMost Compassionate Citizens: 428thMost Pacifist: 503rdHealthiest Citizens: 830thBest Weather: 860thMost Developed: 995thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,081stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,339thMost Cultured: 1,442ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,530thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,544thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1,844thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,943rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,036thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,250thSmartest Citizens: 2,613thSafest: 3,166thHighest Economic Output: 3,657thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,315thLowest Crime Rates: 4,407thMost Inclusive: 4,695thLargest Governments: 4,898thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,445thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,703rdMost Devout: 7,352ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,415thLargest Populations: 7,574thMost Income Equality: 7,764thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,100thHighest Average Incomes: 8,648thMost Influential: 8,858thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,925thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,704th
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Most Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 44th in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 53rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 79th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 83rd in the regionLargest Populations: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 91st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 91st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 95th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 120th in the regionSafest: 144th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 156th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 185th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 202nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 229th in the regionMost Devout: 267th in the regionMost Inclusive: 280th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 353rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 354th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 358th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 481st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 496th in the region

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