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Most Pacifist: 6,174thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,787thSafest: 7,221st
The Silly Walkers of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Repetition is our enemy.
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Ergonomic Union

Population14.18 billion

CapitalWristrest
LeaderPresident Mister Safety

Currencycomfy chair
Animalred footed booby bird

The Silly Walkers of Ergonomic Union is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Mister Safety with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.18 billion Ergonomic Unionists 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wristrest. The average income tax rate is 77.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ergonomic economy, worth a remarkable 1,635 trillion comfy chairs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,360 comfy chairs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Wristrest to enjoy their national art, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, for 25 comfy chairs tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ergonomic Union's national animal is the red footed booby bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ergonomic Union is ranked 133,262nd in the world and 6th in Monty Python for Most Pro-Market, scoring 36.33 on the Rand Index.

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Most Pacifist: 6,174thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,787thSafest: 7,221stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,456thBest Weather: 7,592ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,383rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,508thNicest Citizens: 8,521stHighest Economic Output: 9,471stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,994thHealthiest Citizens: 10,024thMost Developed: 10,211thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,261stTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,680thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,689thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,729thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,144thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,600thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,950thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,253rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,482ndMost Inclusive: 13,149thLowest Crime Rates: 13,998thLargest Populations: 15,193rdSmartest Citizens: 15,527thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,792ndLargest Governments: 15,841stMost Efficient Economies: 15,997thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,100thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,254th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the region

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  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and the Top 10% for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport, Most Beautiful Environments, and Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, Healthiest Citizens, Most Developed, Highest Economic Output, and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.

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