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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 74th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 251st Most Influential: 444th
The Totally Not Evil Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Until the End, Never Broken
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Esplandia

Population7.394 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Totally Not Evil Kingdom of Esplandia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, ubiquitous missile silos, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.394 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 74.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,090 trillion Crown Florents a year, is fairly 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 147,546 Crown Florents, with the richest citizens earning 9.8 times as much as the poorest.

Being able to unblock a u-bend pipe is considered a universally essential skill, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away", nobles' fancy titles no longer help them cut in line at the supermarket, and foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Esplandish ambassadors. 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 145,762nd in the world and 7,700th in The North Pacific for Nicest Citizens, with 0.73 Average Smiles Per Day.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 74thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 251stMost Influential: 444thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,582ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,599thLargest Retail Industry: 3,842ndLargest Black Market: 4,107thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,346thMost Efficient Economies: 5,195thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,235thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,487thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,526thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,326thMost Developed: 6,345thMost Cultured: 6,350thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,574thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,517thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,556thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,662ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,957thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,408thMost Stationary: 9,548thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,894thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,407thHealthiest Citizens: 10,755thMost Pacifist: 10,767thLargest Governments: 11,603rdHighest Economic Output: 11,924thHighest Average Incomes: 12,940thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,370thBest Weather: 14,087thSmartest Citizens: 14,099th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 48th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 116th in the regionLargest Black Market: 125th in the regionMost Influential: 144th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 157th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 165th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 194th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 209th in the regionMost Stationary: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 244th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 273rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 281st in the regionMost Cultured: 310th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 335th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 356th in the regionMost Developed: 378th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 382nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 410th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 432nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 439th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 440th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 463rd in the regionLargest Populations: 538th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 541st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 550th in the regionLargest Governments: 554th in the regionMost Pacifist: 587th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 603rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 639th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 758th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 771st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 787th in the regionBest Weather: 791st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 825th in the region

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