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The Federal Republic of
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Hail Thee, Thy Counties.
Civil Rights
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Population2.858 billion

CapitalUrbem City
LeaderJames Emmanuel


The Federal Republic of Countesia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by James Emmanuel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.858 billion Countesians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbem City. The average income tax rate is 27.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Countesian economy, worth 344 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 120,473 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Polygamy is legal, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, and teddy bears and pajamas have replaced briefcases and suits in Countesia's offices. Crime is totally unknown. Countesia's national animal is the Capybara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Countesia is ranked 31,082nd in the world and 123rd in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Free, scoring 80.1 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6,867thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,057thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,694thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,413thMost Secular: 11,972ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,101stTop
Nicest Citizens: 13,592ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,395thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,746thMost Efficient Economies: 16,106thHighest Drug Use: 16,263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,297thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,838thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,356thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,701stMost Developed: 20,954thSmartest Citizens: 21,112thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,846thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,303rdHighest Average Incomes: 23,375thRudest Citizens: 23,410th
Highest Drug Use: 34th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 107th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 109th in the region

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