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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 300thLargest Welfare Programs: 339thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 430th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Leges sine moribus vanae
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population14.092 billion

LeaderChairman Redmond


The Commonwealth of Effazio is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chairman Redmond with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.092 billion Effazians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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 2,360 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is an impressive 167,514 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Effazian weed picker are way up, graffiti graces every city's streets, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like, and pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves. 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 207,145th in the world and 439th in Forest for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -37.97 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,352ndMost Inclusive: 2,714thMost Secular: 2,733rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,925thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,544thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,801stHighest Economic Output: 6,020thMost Influential: 6,365thHighest Average Incomes: 10,104thTop
Nudest: 11,043rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,688thLargest Populations: 15,843rdLowest Crime Rates: 15,990thMost Politically Free: 20,529th
Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 25th in the regionSafest: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionLargest Populations: 38th in the regionNudest: 38th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 42nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the region

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