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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 78th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 281st Most Influential: 489th
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Esplandia

Population5.94 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Vestrugatten Federation of Esplandia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, flagrant waste-dumping, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.94 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth 886 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 149,262 Crown Florents, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 524,640 per year while the poor average 30,776, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.

The nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, animated paperclips interrupt word processing to remind you they are just automated tip-tools, and hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders. 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 153,317th in the world and 8,738th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 36.3 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 78thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 281stMost Influential: 489thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,827thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,766thLargest Retail Industry: 3,870thLargest Black Market: 4,280thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,283rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,694thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,012thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,417thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,618thMost Developed: 7,906thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,001stMost Cultured: 9,097thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,608thLowest Crime Rates: 10,619thMost Stationary: 11,182ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,054thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,409thMost Pacifist: 12,496thHighest Average Incomes: 12,844thHealthiest Citizens: 12,931stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,266thHighest Economic Output: 13,894thLargest Governments: 13,896thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,871stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,260thSmartest Citizens: 16,273rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,787th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 55th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 112th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 149th in the regionMost Influential: 169th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 175th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 176th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 189th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 197th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 214th in the regionMost Stationary: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 273rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 363rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 364th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 411th in the regionMost Developed: 448th in the regionMost Cultured: 455th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 487th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 547th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 579th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 581st in the regionLargest Governments: 615th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 617th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 670th in the regionMost Pacifist: 676th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 686th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 698th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 788th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 855th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 870th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 904th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 987th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 250 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, HMS Unicorn, Bothia, Unimaginable Doom, Kingdom of Space, Fengate, New Lakemba, The Rossinite Empire, Elevation, New Sekai, Apetopia, ShortBusCrashed, Lionia, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Republic of Dixie, Saint Tomaston, Selfgradatude, SillyString, Malvad, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Yeraennus, Surrus, Necromonia, Dutchyland, Celreostia, Highton Islands, Corfad, Massarie, RoosterTeeth, Yaorozu, Camarthen, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Holtklava, Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Arrivederci, Palisede, Yatzatz, Calamazo, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, and 200 others.Shadowrik, Godly City, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Ostrekoj, Avalon, Merconitonitopia, Sankami, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Tharissus, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Sadakoyama, HereIsPotato, SchoolHouse Rock, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Equestrian Commonwealth, Bayern-Straubing, Isimud, Renetopia, Siwale, Kundam, Indereac Lanx, Colony of lasting Hopes, The Kyziban Islands, Vazali, Diodone, Southern Stroraia, Mercy Land, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Nord Botten, Kwaj, Southern Allican, Amerian States, Xinchao, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Vszeklina, Friently, The Sanada Clan, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Lamexanope, Dadastan Archipelago, Forunte, Beodarasc, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Sheppey, Prevaland, Yaris, Herzliyya, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Seven Hills, The Akhara Islands, Yubadai, Montroyale, Staics, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Thenaca, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Pakistan 001, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Avornica, Panama Coalition, Holy Trinity 2015, Qactana, Wodan, ThE eNd oF eE, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Victoriaans Nederlands, Xystopia, Midds Conia, Krakovhia, Pasargad, New Pleasant Hill, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Agrauron, Amestris-Britannia, Mzeusia, Armatoska, Gladio II, NatsukiLand, Chamocha, HOW TO GET YOURSELF BANNED FROM NS, Ozstan, Lungha, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Aezus, Wunderstrafanstalt, American MapleStory, Larsenland, Eglise Sainte Eve, Illusia and Neverendia, Joodey, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Alsatian Island, Outer Egorniand, Alluviana, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Atheenos, Lake Flotillas, The Mazur Empire, Xagill, Han Ful, Abunenin, Morlanka, Atain, Great Solordia, Empotia, Ice and Tinian, Jontopiary, Nueava Libertalia, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Wesley Republic, Ka Ching, Albacria, Freienland, Mordant99, Benolia, Anarchy for people, Shibutani, Diche Choklate, Q w e r t y, The Oceanic Lands, Pleroma Sans Romans, Montination, Underground Techno, Govornia, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Constantinolia, Notty Swaras, Pizza Squared, Llwy, Former English Colony, Killbear, Kylesburgh, Blackwood Coast, The Gamer Party, Cosmos City, Pauxia, The Windmilluminati, New Seaview Cove, Free Culture, Empy, Isla don Atla, Chrysanthemum THRONE, Snoodum, Inlitore, Nikhilesh23, Harstonia, Racoda, Eravonia, Veskaleine, Prickly Town, Deropia, Whereisthatistan, Shentia, Kulgatha, Malphe, Grimrholm, Sacrento, Walist, Sanjurika, Suicidistan, The South Falls, Zeternia, Nogori, Jest Xerces, Drasvidania, Momiji Inubashirii, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Varagog, Sosash, and Sundred.

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