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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 78th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 259th Most Influential: 523rd
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Esplandia

Population6.844 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The I Bombed the Moon of Esplandia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.844 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 72.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,013 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 148,127 Crown Florents, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 460,205 per year while the poor average 36,683, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.

All writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to King Sherwin V's wardrobe, and schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand. 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 7,386th in the world and 282nd in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 460,205.55 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 78thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 259thMost Influential: 523rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,682ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,057thLargest Black Market: 4,038thLargest Retail Industry: 4,236thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,526thMost Efficient Economies: 5,338thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,556thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,889thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,930thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,540thMost Developed: 6,883rdMost Cultured: 7,334thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,386thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,762ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,320thMost Stationary: 10,361stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,364thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,466thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,558thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,902ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,885thHealthiest Citizens: 11,993rdMost Pacifist: 12,401stLargest Governments: 12,538thHighest Economic Output: 12,579thHighest Average Incomes: 12,921stMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,324thSmartest Citizens: 14,803rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 120th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 160th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 160th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 177th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 236th in the regionMost Stationary: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 244th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 267th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 273rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 282nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 287th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 349th in the regionMost Cultured: 367th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 401st in the regionMost Developed: 403rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 436th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 497th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 503rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 566th in the regionLargest Governments: 575th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 577th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 577th in the regionLargest Populations: 596th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 621st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 651st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 660th in the regionMost Pacifist: 667th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 669th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 701st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 789th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 252 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, Bothia, Unimaginable Doom, Fengate, New Lakemba, Elevation, New Sekai, Apetopia, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Republic of Dixie, 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, Palisede, Calamazo, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Ostrekoj, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Tharissus, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, and 202 others.Sadakoyama, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Equestrian Commonwealth, Bayern-Straubing, Renetopia, Siwale, Kundam, The Kyziban Islands, Diodone, Southern Stroraia, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Nord Botten, Kwaj, Amerian States, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Friently, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Dadastan Archipelago, Beodarasc, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Herzliyya, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Yubadai, 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, Han Ful, Atain, Ice and Tinian, Jontopiary, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Ka Ching, Albacria, Shibutani, Diche Choklate, Q w e r t y, Pleroma Sans Romans, Govornia, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Pizza Squared, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, Blackwood Coast, The Gamer Party, Pauxia, The Windmilluminati, New Seaview Cove, Free Culture, Empy, Snoodum, Nikhilesh23, Racoda, Veskaleine, Prickly Town, Whereisthatistan, Kulgatha, Grimrholm, Sacrento, Walist, Sanjurika, Suicidistan, Zeternia, Nogori, Jest Xerces, Drasvidania, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, Novo England, Abject Ludicrosity, United Draconia, SORT, Sahriastan, The Mace Kingdom, CedieRKing, Amauri, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, Voznesheim, Quranite, Dovena, Feurbania, Babacar, Maott, Visburgh, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Jalyort Empire, Helium Kittens United, Rochester Black, Kristalmaan, Aenglaland, AGoodPlace, El Fiji Grande, Vsyerossiya, I am the one who knocks, The Holy Lands of Namiir, German Holy Roman Empire, Dramanian, Arstungry, Misuvelia, 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, Yarecir, Bananaaaaa, Lotion Empire, Rosewood-, Papika, Kobagia, Tawya, Curtis Cosla, Ryasta, Xorroth, Thoets, Keljior, The Black Cathedral, Islamic Cali, Fizban, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Freienland, The Most Freedom Ever, Prydania, Lionia, Islavity Pod, Mtzkekizustania, Copria, Soviet Terran, New Bremerton, Lordelles, Kranostav, Dejure, Funkadelia, Tyroshh, New Pruessen, Eraver, The Serdey Islands, Beasluxia, Calsolato, Niradans, Ostrinios, Praeceps, and Mareor.

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