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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 89th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 274th Most Influential: 517th
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Esplandia

Population8.117 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Kingdom of Esplandia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, free-roaming dinosaurs, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.117 billion Esplandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 74.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,193 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 147,094 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 167,731st in the world and 9,125th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 32.59 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 89thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 274thMost Influential: 517thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,538thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,654thLargest Retail Industry: 4,181stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,567thLargest Black Market: 5,113thMost Efficient Economies: 5,173rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,455thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,576thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,596thMost Cultured: 5,793rdMost Developed: 6,474thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,664thLowest Crime Rates: 7,739thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,965thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,762ndMost Stationary: 8,930thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,260thMost Pacifist: 9,382ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,749thHealthiest Citizens: 11,073rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,170thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,344thHighest Economic Output: 11,426thLargest Governments: 11,619thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,459thHighest Average Incomes: 13,478thSmartest Citizens: 13,618thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,134thBest Weather: 16,671st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 160th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 161st in the regionMost Influential: 188th in the regionMost Stationary: 203rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 211th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 252nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 266th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 280th in the regionMost Cultured: 281st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 331st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 381st in the regionMost Developed: 391st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 402nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 472nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 494th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 494th in the regionLargest Populations: 499th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 506th in the regionMost Pacifist: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 522nd in the regionLargest Governments: 570th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 601st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 647th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 672nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 751st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 799th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 850th in the regionBest Weather: 924th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 309 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, Unimaginable Doom, Fengate, New Lakemba, Elevation, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Selfgradatude, SillyString, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Necromonia, Dutchyland, Highton Islands, Corfad, Yaorozu, Camarthen, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Palisede, Calamazo, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Ostrekoj, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Equestrian Commonwealth, Bayern-Straubing, Renetopia, Siwale, Kundam, The Kyziban Islands, Diodone, and 259 others.New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Nord Botten, Kwaj, Amerian States, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Dadastan Archipelago, Beodarasc, Yukti, Herzliyya, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Yubadai, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Panama Coalition, Wodan, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Pasargad, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Agrauron, Chamocha, Ozstan, Aezus, Wunderstrafanstalt, American MapleStory, Eglise Sainte Eve, Joodey, Outer Egorniand, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Atheenos, Atain, Ice and Tinian, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Ka Ching, Shibutani, Diche Choklate, Q w e r t y, Pleroma Sans Romans, Govornia, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Empy, Snoodum, Racoda, Whereisthatistan, Kulgatha, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Suicidistan, Zeternia, Nogori, Drasvidania, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, United Draconia, SORT, Amauri, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Voznesheim, Quranite, Dovena, Babacar, Maott, Helium Kittens United, Kristalmaan, AGoodPlace, El Fiji Grande, The Holy Lands of Namiir, German Holy Roman Empire, Arstungry, Misuvelia, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, The Teddy, Impler, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Humptalumpta, Yarecir, Bananaaaaa, Rosewood-, Kobagia, Islamic Cali, Fizban, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, The Most Freedom Ever, Prydania, Copria, Soviet Terran, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Niradans, Ostrinios, Nairland, Spartoptia, Kerianthe, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Torakuen, Shigonia, Minuda, Sinelona, Yummy Blubber, SchoolHouse Rock, HeartLard, Uganda Knuckles UK, Valhalla123, Adkins Station, North Bratislava, Willifusland, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Dreadton, Holy Marcus Empire, Sakaryata, Cool game nation, Asgardira, Napnomadia, Federation Terra Australis, Lunallian, Avemterra, Dyrenell, Sheldanada, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Warsaw-Halicz, Ninjak30, Ostrolia, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, Great Solordia, Black Templares, Zumlandia, Ethereal Expanse, Steraz, Renzic, The South Falls, New Eleria, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, INTEGRAL, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Targow, The Mike Roctafinserland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Justanistan, Ieprus, Zemnaya Svoboda, Revolutionary Sealand, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Ara Antrizuls, Circenn, Ofemerica, Egalico, Solmetria, Tappan Hills, Far Easter Republic, Mhelon, Gukapub, Kirnea, Fayyayid, Kirostan, Saturns Edge, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Norostilors, Noiah, Peldorn, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Republic of Turbin, Lost Staria, Norvayopia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Xandarnia, Durgron, Senkaiboashi, Fendlium, Astronomical, Liberum Mundi, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, National Goats, Hircea, Rkainjel, Seidr Wyrd, Apetopia, Lomjia, Aratani, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Lesbian Femdom, Ikea Rike, Afrille, Miruma, COCOPUFFS, Free Azzaca, Cinnibar, Legendsland, Bananoonza, Yalkan, British Pacific Islands, Kingdom of Destsky, Vikingiarchy, Loutsland, Elmo is a commie, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Conservadoria, Ailurophil, Rynion, Helia Geopes, Romania-Moldavia, North Altatude, TurtleButtocks, Test for a new hope, San Xavier, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Wizarda, and Elder Realms.

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