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Most Cheerful Citizens: 28thHealthiest Citizens: 94thLongest Average Lifespans: 155th
The Heavily-Legged Strongmen of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace Through Superior Firepower!
Civil Rights
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Population41.105 billion



The Heavily-Legged Strongmen of ElJefe is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Snorlax with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, cheerful, devout population of 41.105 billion Jefes have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snorlaxia. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving ElJefean economy, worth an astonishing 12,444 trillion Dong a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 302,743 Dong, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, autocrats are persona non grata, home renovation shows are increasingly popular, and many friends and relatives of Snorlax have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ElJefe's national animal is the Dao, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

ElJefe is ranked 241,169th in the world and 6,497th in Osiris for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 28thHealthiest Citizens: 94thLongest Average Lifespans: 155thLargest Agricultural Sector: 182ndMost Cultured: 273rdHighest Economic Output: 378thSmartest Citizens: 387thLargest Populations: 434thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 540thHighest Food Quality: 637thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 645thLargest Publishing Industry: 896thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,019thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,031stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,302ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,508thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,687thHighest Average Incomes: 2,227thLargest Governments: 2,408thRudest Citizens: 2,422ndTop
Safest: 2,939thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,944thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,086thBest Weather: 3,684thLargest Mining Sector: 3,967thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,241stMost Influential: 6,452ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,492ndMost Devout: 6,865thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,254thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,405thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,631stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,001stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,889thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,366thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,721stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,442ndTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 13,705thMost Developed: 16,763rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,811thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,066thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,877th
Most Cultured: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 89th in the regionRudest Citizens: 97th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 128th in the regionSafest: 135th in the regionBest Weather: 152nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 174th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 312th in the regionMost Devout: 344th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 406th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 407th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 431st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 473rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 474th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 480th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 511th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 522nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 538th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 585th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 621st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : ElJefe's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in ElJefe, many friends and relatives of Snorlax have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : Following new legislation in ElJefe, home renovation shows are increasingly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in ElJefe, autocrats are persona non grata.
  • : Following new legislation in ElJefe, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : ElJefe endorsed The Satrapy of Ozenev.
  • : ElJefe was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : ElJefe applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : ElJefe was refounded in Osiris.
  • : ElJefe ceased to exist in Osiris.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.