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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 274thLargest Welfare Programs: 324thMost Advanced Public Education: 381st
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Population15.303 billion

LeaderChairman Bryan


The Commonwealth of Effazio is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chairman Bryan with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.303 billion Effazians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arysoma. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Effazian economy, worth a remarkable 2,690 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 175,810 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Being Chairman Bryan has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, and glamping Effazians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime is totally unknown. Effazio's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Utilitarianism.

Effazio is ranked 59,606th in the world and 159th in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 87.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 274thLargest Welfare Programs: 324thMost Advanced Public Education: 381stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 386thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 544thMost Rebellious Youth: 620thLeast Corrupt Governments: 670thMost Pacifist: 680thHighest Average Tax Rates: 723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 865thMost Advanced Public Transport: 887thMost Compassionate Citizens: 965thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 978thNicest Citizens: 1,033rdMost Developed: 1,185thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,277thLargest Governments: 1,307thMost Cultured: 1,356thSafest: 1,428thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,430thHealthiest Citizens: 1,511thSmartest Citizens: 1,518thBest Weather: 1,646thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,012thMost Secular: 2,061stMost Inclusive: 2,122ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,642ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,063rdMost Influential: 3,075thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,787thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,154thHighest Economic Output: 5,534thHighest Average Incomes: 9,505thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,646thLowest Crime Rates: 13,283rdLargest Populations: 15,436thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,779th
Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionSafest: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 44th in the region

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