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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 84th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 220th Most Influential: 385th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Patience and Perseverance
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Kingdom of Esplandia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.66 billion Esplandians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 68.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth 641 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 137,617 Crown Florents, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 479,511 per year while the poor average 28,755, a ratio of 16.7 to 1.

The government is a law unto itself, boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register, King Sherwin V's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, and the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets. 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 13,363rd in the world and 321st in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 781.70783304 Days.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 84thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220thMost Influential: 385thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,752ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,300thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,806thLargest Black Market: 4,633rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,688thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,387thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,528thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,636thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,990thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,422ndMost Developed: 7,824thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,894thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,301stTop
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Most Devout: 10,028thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,933rdMost Cultured: 10,980thLowest Crime Rates: 11,417thHealthiest Citizens: 11,791stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,060thMost Stationary: 13,363rdMost Pacifist: 13,605thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,756thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,090thHighest Average Incomes: 14,340thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,622ndLargest Governments: 15,718thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,585th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 52nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 96th in the regionMost Influential: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 138th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 143rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 176th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 200th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 208th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 225th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 272nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 278th in the regionMost Stationary: 321st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 370th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 381st in the regionMost Developed: 419th in the regionMost Devout: 432nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 433rd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 460th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 463rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 499th in the regionMost Cultured: 503rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 565th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 576th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 578th in the regionLargest Populations: 614th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 614th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 620th in the regionLargest Governments: 654th in the regionMost Pacifist: 728th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 816th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 862nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 252 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, HMS Unicorn, Bothia, Whereisthatistan, Unimaginable Doom, Kingdom of Space, Lagondia, Fengate, New Lakemba, The Rossinite Empire, Elevation, New Sekai, Chinstralia, Apetopia, ShortBusCrashed, Lionia, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Tokaryk, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Republic of Dixie, Saint Tomaston, SYRIXIA, South Isles, Selfgradatude, SillyString, Malvad, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Bharathvarsh, Yeraennus, Surrus, Necromonia, Pasargad, Dutchyland, Celreostia, Highton Islands, Corfad, Massarie, Vasic, 10225879, Lyncis, RoosterTeeth, Kiranda, Yaorozu, and 202 others.Camarthen, Meritdom, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Holtklava, Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Elspeth and Samina, Arrivederci, Palisede, Vantaria, Yatzatz, Calamazo, Owenheim, Vegetarian States, Kerianthe, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Godly City, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Wisconsota, Ostrekoj, Avalon, American MapleStory, Merconitonitopia, Sankami, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Tremagne de Taelmia, Tharissus, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Staadnau Gol, Sadakoyama, Macworld, HereIsPotato, Reannia, SchoolHouse Rock, Crodaria, GeorgeTheMiner, Halcon siveriano, Techislovakia, Equestrian Commonwealth, Upper Sam Dodovi, Bayern-Straubing, Isimud, Moo-Moo, Morrn, Renetopia, Siwale, Aris Republic, Hong Kong Empire, Weath, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Kundam, Indereac Lanx, Colony of lasting Hopes, Solestia, Sophista, Enosville, The Kyziban Islands, Vazali, Kaschovia, Lord Ravenclaw, Ostrinios, Lupus Imperium, Notty Swaras, Diodone, Southern Stroraia, Mercy Land, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Heritage Quay, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Rukonia, The Utopian Initiative, Nord Botten, Coemgen, Kwaj, Southern Allican, Amerian States, Xinchao, ABC, The FNBs, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Kiberio, Cato Minoria, Aragael, Vszeklina, Friently, Run Mayst Republic, The Sanada Clan, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Cleoskye, Orslan, Kujira, Zedeya, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Rylam, Dadastan Archipelago, Che Sana Und, Blurds, WE Empire, Forunte, Sanjurika, Arach-Naga Combine, Beodarasc, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Natorik, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Sheppey, Prevaland, Maestros haven, Zemnaya Svoboda, Yaris, Beowulfe, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Herzliyya, The Holy Badass Empire, The Utopian Movement, Cinnapa-Lussadria, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Barragan and Santa Lucia, Clintonburge, The Syca, Sailence, Stareogratia, Articune, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Acrabinnia, Cuyan, Seven Hills, The Akhara Islands, Yubadai, Montroyale, Staics, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Thenaca, The Iron Lions, Mouxordia, Moubarakistan, Pakistan 001, Zandir Antari, Universal State Formula, Anna Lisa, Horsley Land, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Gellandia, Coppicia, Slaughterhouse Nine, Vogonlandia, Avornica, Fawkenia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Deropia, Phillywob, Fckinablearisticationalia, Panama Coalition, Holy Trinity 2015, Aldelaria, PidgeoLlama, Qactana, Wodan, The End of EE, The The Bierands, Rockym, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Qyrym, Felhaven, Yukkira, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, The Bastion Isles, Xystopia, New-El, Midds Conia, and Mar america.

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