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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,463rd Most Influential: 1,742nd Largest Cheese Export Sector: 6,437th
The Protected species of
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Ex Tenebra Lux
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Dreshand

Population1.575 billion

CapitalShanaxanti
LeaderHigh Overseer
FaithMaxwellism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalGiant Squid

The Protected species of Dreshand is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by High Overseer with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, parental licensing program, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.575 billion Dreshandian Transhumanists enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shanaxanti. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dreshandian economy, worth 229 trillion Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 145,946 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, health inspectors are seen eating black truffle fondue with their bottled water, gigantic marble churches take up almost half the land area of small villages, and invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dreshand's national animal is the Giant Squid, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Maxwellism.

Dreshand is ranked 10,118th in the world and 244th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 54.76 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Developed: 9,384thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,961stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,029thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,118thLargest Retail Industry: 10,346thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,426thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,439thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,451stMost Inclusive: 10,778thMost Cultured: 11,032ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,065thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,431stBest Weather: 11,502ndNicest Citizens: 11,569thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,501stMost Efficient Economies: 12,754thMost Devout: 12,817thHighest Average Incomes: 13,711thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,227thHealthiest Citizens: 14,282ndSmartest Citizens: 14,540thLargest Governments: 14,585thLowest Crime Rates: 14,657thSafest: 15,329thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,598th
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Most Influential: 91st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 187th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 222nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 237th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 244th in the regionMost Developed: 264th in the regionMost Cultured: 277th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 279th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 290th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 291st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 302nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 306th in the regionMost Inclusive: 312th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 315th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionNicest Citizens: 322nd in the regionBest Weather: 323rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 327th in the regionLargest Governments: 357th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 359th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 361st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 375th in the regionMost Devout: 381st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 391st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 396th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 397th in the regionRudest Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 471st in the regionSafest: 482nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 492nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 523rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 622nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 625th in the region

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