by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 98th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 215th Most Influential: 395th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Patience and Perseverance
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Kingdom of Esplandia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.992 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 70.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth 678 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 frequent. Average income is an impressive 135,946 Crown Florents, with the richest citizens earning 9.5 times as much as the poorest.

Sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Esplandish officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, and all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police. 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 7,693rd in the world and 421st in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.6 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 98thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 215thMost Influential: 395thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,010thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,888thLargest Retail Industry: 4,615thLargest Black Market: 5,342ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,790thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,829thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,028thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,925thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,225thMost Developed: 7,693rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,026thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,070thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,505thLowest Crime Rates: 10,637thMost Cultured: 10,847thMost Stationary: 12,690thHealthiest Citizens: 12,697thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,744thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,985thMost Pacifist: 13,610thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,583rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,833rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,837thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,929thLargest Governments: 15,175thHighest Average Incomes: 15,183rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,603rdHighest Economic Output: 17,176thSmartest Citizens: 17,491st
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 123rd in the regionMost Influential: 137th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 147th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 174th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 189th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 198th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 238th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 247th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 261st in the regionMost Stationary: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 349th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 417th in the regionMost Developed: 421st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 437th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 452nd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 492nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 496th in the regionMost Cultured: 503rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 510th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 515th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 568th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 569th in the regionLargest Populations: 595th in the regionLargest Governments: 634th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 662nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 682nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 739th in the regionMost Pacifist: 741st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 862nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 877th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 887th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 259 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, HMS Unicorn, Bothia, Whereisthatistan, Unimaginable Doom, Kingdom of Space, Lagondia, Fengate, New Lakemba, The Rossinite Empire, Elevation, New Sekai, 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, Dutchyland, Celreostia, Highton Islands, Corfad, Massarie, Vasic, Lyncis, RoosterTeeth, Yaorozu, Camarthen, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Holtklava, and 209 others.Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Arrivederci, Palisede, Yatzatz, Calamazo, Owenheim, Vegetarian States, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Godly City, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Wisconsota, Ostrekoj, Avalon, 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, Sadakoyama, Macworld, HereIsPotato, Reannia, SchoolHouse Rock, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Techislovakia, Equestrian Commonwealth, Upper Sam Dodovi, Bayern-Straubing, Isimud, Moo-Moo, Renetopia, Siwale, Aris Republic, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, Kundam, Indereac Lanx, Colony of lasting Hopes, Sophista, Enosville, The Kyziban Islands, Vazali, Kaschovia, Lord Ravenclaw, Ostrinios, Lupus Imperium, Diodone, Southern Stroraia, Mercy Land, Omicron Persei V111, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Rukonia, The Utopian Initiative, Nord Botten, Coemgen, Kwaj, Southern Allican, Amerian States, Xinchao, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Kiberio, Aragael, Vszeklina, Friently, Run Mayst Republic, The Sanada Clan, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Orslan, Kujira, Zedeya, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Rylam, Dadastan Archipelago, Che Sana Und, Blurds, WE Empire, Forunte, Arach-Naga Combine, Beodarasc, Paxiosolange, McMasterdonia, Natorik, Yukti, Plembobria, Sheppey, Prevaland, Maestros haven, Zemnaya Svoboda, Yaris, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Herzliyya, The Utopian Movement, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, Ausmercia, The Syca, Stareogratia, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Acrabinnia, Cuyan, Seven Hills, The Akhara Islands, Yubadai, Montroyale, Staics, The Lancerian Empire, Aerilia, Thenaca, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Pakistan 001, Universal State Formula, Anna Lisa, Horsley Land, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Gellandia, Coppicia, Slaughterhouse Nine, Vogonlandia, Avornica, Fawkenia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Phillywob, Panama Coalition, Holy Trinity 2015, Aldelaria, PidgeoLlama, Qactana, Wodan, ThE eNd oF eE, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Felhaven, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, Xystopia, New-El, Midds Conia, Mar america, Krakovhia, Aledonigystan, Pasargad, New Pleasant Hill, Asuroka, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Zigarusstan, Agrauron, GDL3, Amestris-Britannia, Mzeusia, Armatoska, Cisplatinaa, Gladio II, Minka Darykaan, Celebia, NatsukiLand, Milenat, Great Solordia, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Chamocha, The South Falls, Sanjurika, Lotion Empire, How to get yourself banned from NS, Ozstan, Gospel Power, The Global Socialist Republic, Dechire par la Guerre, Lungha, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Aezus, Saint Marks Island, Inzland, Astal Aavors, Wunderstrafanstalt, American MapleStory, Canada GR, Lata Eden, Legique, Bridgett, Larsenland, Eglise Sainte Eve, Illusia and Neverendia, Joodey, and A Terribly Charismatic Duck.

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