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Most Devout: 321stMost Pacifist: 441stBest Weather: 615th
The Democratic Commonwealth of
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Love the Lord your God & your neighbour as yourself
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Political Freedom

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Population20.305 billion

Leaderthe President of Ecclestia

CurrencyEcclestian Pound

The Democratic Commonwealth of Ecclestia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the President of Ecclestia with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.305 billion Ecclestians 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 government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birmingham. The average income tax rate is 67.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ecclestian economy, worth a remarkable 4,941 trillion Ecclestian Pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 243,370 Ecclestian Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Ecclestians's kindness, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Ecclestian pirates, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth, and there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ecclestia's national animal is the Wallaby, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ecclestia is ranked 275,313th in the world and 89th in Union of Christian Nations for Fattest Citizens, with 1.95 Obesity Rate.

Most Devout: 321stMost Pacifist: 441stBest Weather: 615thMost Compassionate Citizens: 935thNicest Citizens: 1,018thHealthiest Citizens: 1,021stHighest Food Quality: 1,047thMost Inclusive: 1,096thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,105thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,145thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,234thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,254thSafest: 1,272ndMost Developed: 1,350thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,352ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,974thMost Cultured: 2,069thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,152ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,161stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,390thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,607thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,608thSmartest Citizens: 2,619thHighest Economic Output: 2,671stTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,863rdMost Influential: 3,153rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,913thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,018thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,300thHighest Average Incomes: 4,357thLargest Retail Industry: 4,762ndLargest Governments: 5,068thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,294thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,385thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,441stMost Efficient Economies: 5,736thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,684thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,283rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,199thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,044thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,180thLargest Populations: 10,704thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,926thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 14,007thMost Stationary: 14,569thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,346th
Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the region

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