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Esplandia

Population6.474 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The I Bombed the Moon of Esplandia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.474 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 medium-sized, 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 70.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth 982 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 151,721 Crown Florents, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 467,750 per year while the poor average 37,993, a ratio of 12.3 to 1.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details, and 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners. 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 124,498th in the world and 6,227th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 31.33 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 77thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 279thMost Influential: 510thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,792ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,277thLargest Black Market: 3,923rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,275thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,529thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,302ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,494thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,381stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,789thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,914thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,022ndMost Developed: 7,286thMost Cultured: 7,558thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,166thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,301stLowest Crime Rates: 9,493rdMost Stationary: 10,649thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,434thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,606thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,741stHealthiest Citizens: 12,116thHighest Average Incomes: 12,163rdMost Pacifist: 12,668thLargest Governments: 12,723rdHighest Economic Output: 12,775thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,076thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,210thSmartest Citizens: 15,290th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 102nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 131st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionMost Influential: 158th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 163rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 220th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 238th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 240th in the regionMost Stationary: 247th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 258th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 317th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 335th in the regionMost Cultured: 357th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 406th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 406th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 420th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 430th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 501st in the regionLargest Populations: 506th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 552nd in the regionLargest Governments: 561st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 564th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 600th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 614th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 622nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 640th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 646th in the regionMost Pacifist: 686th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 692nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 240 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, Bothia, Unimaginable Doom, Fengate, New Lakemba, Elevation, New Sekai, Apetopia, ShortBusCrashed, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Republic of Dixie, Saint Tomaston, Selfgradatude, SillyString, Malvad, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Yeraennus, Necromonia, Dutchyland, Highton Islands, Corfad, Massarie, RoosterTeeth, Yaorozu, Camarthen, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Arrivederci, Palisede, Calamazo, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Ostrekoj, Avalon, Merconitonitopia, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Tharissus, and 190 others.Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Sadakoyama, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Equestrian Commonwealth, Bayern-Straubing, Renetopia, Siwale, Kundam, The Kyziban Islands, Diodone, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Nord Botten, Kwaj, Amerian States, Xinchao, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Friently, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Dadastan Archipelago, Beodarasc, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Prevaland, Herzliyya, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Yubadai, The Lancerian Empire, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Avornica, Panama Coalition, Wodan, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Victoriaans Nederlands, Pasargad, New Pleasant Hill, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, NatsukiLand, Chamocha, Ozstan, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Aezus, Wunderstrafanstalt, American MapleStory, Eglise Sainte Eve, Joodey, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Outer Egorniand, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Atheenos, The Mazur Empire, Xagill, Han Ful, Atain, Ice and Tinian, Jontopiary, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Ka Ching, Albacria, Mordant99, Anarchy for people, Shibutani, Diche Choklate, Q w e r t y, Pleroma Sans Romans, Govornia, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Constantinolia, Pizza Squared, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, Blackwood Coast, The Gamer Party, Pauxia, The Windmilluminati, New Seaview Cove, Free Culture, Empy, Snoodum, Nikhilesh23, Harstonia, Racoda, Eravonia, Veskaleine, Prickly Town, Whereisthatistan, Kulgatha, Grimrholm, Sacrento, Walist, Sanjurika, Suicidistan, Zeternia, Nogori, Jest Xerces, Drasvidania, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, Ayylienz, Novo England, Liberentis, Abject Ludicrosity, United Draconia, RaRaRasputinn, SORT, Sahriastan, The Mace Kingdom, CedieRKing, Amauri, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, Voznesheim, Quranite, Waterma, Sevmenika, Dovena, Feurbania, Babacar, Maott, Visburgh, Gooboistkoyt, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Jalyort Empire, Helium Kittens United, Rochester Black, Kristalmaan, Aenglaland, The Nikolas, AGoodPlace, El Fiji Grande, Vsyerossiya, I am the one who knocks, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Bharathvarsh, German Holy Roman Empire, Skanien, Dramanian, Arstungry, Shaun, Misuvelia, Toshavo, Ladtanderan, Bapaving, Abrickhouse, Solcialist States, Dar es Saalam, The Teddy, Daukas, Democritus, Impler, Wilkshire, Aerovea, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Amestris-Britannia, The FNBs, Humptalumpta, Islamica, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, and Yarecir.

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