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Edon-Ko

Population7 billion

CapitalYokohidaka
LeaderPremier Hiroto Yamasato
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyYokohidakan Franc
AnimalMoon Bear

The Union of Edon-Ko is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Premier Hiroto Yamasato with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7 billion Hidokii love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Administration, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yokohidaka. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Hidokan economy, worth a remarkable 1,463 trillion Yokohidakan Francs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 209,104 Yokohidakan Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, and many friends and relatives of Premier Hiroto Yamasato have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edon-Ko's national animal is the Moon Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Edon-Ko is ranked 108,746th in the world and 294th in The Communist Bloc for Most Average, scoring 33.96 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 780thMost Developed: 965thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,117thMost Inclusive: 1,171stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,177thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,217thNicest Citizens: 1,355thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,370thLowest Crime Rates: 1,395thLargest Governments: 1,471stHealthiest Citizens: 1,477thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,556thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,557thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,592ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,593rdBest Weather: 1,666thSafest: 1,676thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,736thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,113thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,122ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,255thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,267thMost Efficient Economies: 3,048thMost Pacifist: 3,120thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,160thMost Cultured: 3,174thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,209thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,148thHighest Average Incomes: 5,491stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,192ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,324thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,593rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,194thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,036thMost Secular: 8,232ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,286thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,489thMost Income Equality: 13,590th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 25th in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionSafest: 34th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 35th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 39th in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Cultured: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 51st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 57th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Pacifist: 67th in the region

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