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Most Pacifist: 6,113th Most Rebellious Youth: 6,998th Safest: 7,136th
The Silly Walkers of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Repetition is our enemy.
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Ergonomic Union

Population11.705 billion

CapitalWristrest
LeaderPresident Mister Safety

Currencycomfy chair
Animalred footed booby bird

The Silly Walkers of Ergonomic Union is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Mister Safety with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.705 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 1,353 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,611 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 50,833rd in the world and 3rd in Monty Python for Most Secular, with 24.66 Atheism Rate.

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Most Pacifist: 6,113thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,998thSafest: 7,136thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,595thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,649thBest Weather: 7,695thNicest Citizens: 7,729thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,076thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,108thMost Developed: 8,411thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 9,208thHealthiest Citizens: 9,614thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,720thHighest Economic Output: 9,809thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,126thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,384thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,614thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,840thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,843rdMost Beautiful Environments: 10,932ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,061stMost Inclusive: 12,501stLowest Crime Rates: 13,676thMost Efficient Economies: 14,551stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,027thLargest Governments: 15,359thSmartest Citizens: 15,385thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,877thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,017thLargest Populations: 16,557th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, for 25 comfy chairs tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Wristrest to enjoy their national art.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.
  • : Ergonomic Union was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, terrorist attacks are mostly met with shrugs of resignation.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, President Mister Safety's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Wristrest generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, under love's heavy burden President Mister Safety sinks lower in the political right's esteem.
  • : Following new legislation in Ergonomic Union, lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers.

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