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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,826th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,539th Highest Poor Incomes: 2,845th
The Bundes'ka of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Those who hesitate have already lost.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Cumberlanda

Population10.337 billion

CapitalPike City
LeaderThe Board of Governors

CurrencyAria
AnimalMountain Lion

The Bundes'ka of Cumberlanda is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Board of Governors with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.337 billion Cumberlandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pike City. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Cumberlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,006 trillion Arias a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 194,126 Arias, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, high school bands practice by moonlight, and one of the most popular models in Cumberlanda has a scarred face and one working eye. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Cumberlanda's national animal is the Mountain Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cumberlanda is ranked 93,042nd in the world and 89th in Union of Free Nations for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -4 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,826thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,539thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,845thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,858thMost Cultured: 3,968thSmartest Citizens: 4,421stHighest Economic Output: 5,808thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,945thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,170thHighest Average Incomes: 6,230thHealthiest Citizens: 7,096thNicest Citizens: 7,689thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,863rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,013thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,286thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,491stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,932ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,948thLargest Governments: 9,179thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,581stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,809thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,986thLowest Crime Rates: 11,278thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,140thMost Developed: 12,427thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,410thSafest: 14,772ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,928thHighest Drug Use: 15,851stBest Weather: 16,103rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the region

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