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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 277th Most Influential: 488th
The Two Dalkaegns of
Father Knows Best State
Until the End, Never Broken
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Esplandia

Population7.759 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Two Dalkaegns of Esplandia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.759 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 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. The average income tax rate is 73.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,148 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 148,016 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. 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 5,135th in the world and 159th in The North Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 277thMost Influential: 488thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,521stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,755thLargest Retail Industry: 3,944thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,314thLargest Black Market: 4,856thMost Efficient Economies: 5,135thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,684thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,811thMost Cultured: 5,849thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,518thMost Developed: 6,584thLowest Crime Rates: 7,683rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,167thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,936thMost Stationary: 9,207thMost Pacifist: 9,418thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,634thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,393rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,041stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,091stHealthiest Citizens: 11,104thHighest Economic Output: 11,620thLargest Governments: 11,678thHighest Average Incomes: 13,080thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,755thSmartest Citizens: 13,875thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,148th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 125th in the regionLargest Black Market: 152nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 153rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 165th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 194th in the regionMost Stationary: 211th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 260th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 274th in the regionMost Cultured: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 301st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 336th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 374th in the regionMost Developed: 397th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 406th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 474th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 502nd in the regionLargest Populations: 510th in the regionMost Pacifist: 513th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 524th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 536th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 542nd in the regionLargest Governments: 559th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 588th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 603rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 630th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 774th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 841st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 865th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 286 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, Bothia, Unimaginable Doom, Fengate, New Lakemba, Elevation, New Sekai, Apetopia, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Selfgradatude, SillyString, Malvad, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Necromonia, Dutchyland, Highton Islands, Corfad, 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, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Equestrian Commonwealth, Bayern-Straubing, Renetopia, and 236 others.Siwale, Kundam, The Kyziban Islands, Diodone, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Nord Botten, Kwaj, Amerian States, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Dadastan Archipelago, Beodarasc, Yukti, Herzliyya, TerranulliuZ, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Yubadai, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Panama Coalition, Wodan, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Pasargad, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Chamocha, Ozstan, Aezus, Wunderstrafanstalt, American MapleStory, Eglise Sainte Eve, Joodey, Outer Egorniand, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Atheenos, Atain, Ice and Tinian, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Ka Ching, Shibutani, Diche Choklate, Q w e r t y, Pleroma Sans Romans, Govornia, THX1138, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, Blackwood Coast, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Empy, Snoodum, Nikhilesh23, Racoda, Whereisthatistan, Kulgatha, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Suicidistan, Zeternia, Nogori, Drasvidania, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, Abject Ludicrosity, United Draconia, SORT, Amauri, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Voznesheim, Quranite, Dovena, Babacar, Maott, Helium Kittens United, Kristalmaan, AGoodPlace, El Fiji Grande, The Holy Lands of Namiir, German Holy Roman Empire, Arstungry, Misuvelia, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, The Teddy, Impler, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Humptalumpta, Yarecir, Bananaaaaa, Rosewood-, Papika, Kobagia, The Black Cathedral, Islamic Cali, Fizban, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, The Most Freedom Ever, Prydania, Copria, Soviet Terran, New Bremerton, Dejure, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Niradans, Ostrinios, Nairland, Spartoptia, Kerianthe, Hiverland, Newrun, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Torakuen, Elysium and Palaven, Shigonia, Minuda, Sinelona, Yummy Blubber, SchoolHouse Rock, HeartLard, Uganda Knuckles UK, Valhalla123, Atomic Industry Islands, Adkins Station, North Bratislava, Willifusland, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Dreadton, Maovale, Holy Marcus Empire, Sakaryata, Cool game nation, Asgardira, Napnomadia, Stat Artha, Federation Terra Australis, Lunallian, Avemterra, Piptaimerfulopia, Dyrenell, Sheldanada, NorthGalicia, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Warsaw-Halicz, United North American, SiRbIl, Ninjak30, Ostrolia, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, Great Solordia, Black Templares, Zumlandia, Ethereal Expanse, Steraz, Renzic, The South Falls, New Eleria, Partax, Grobbillandia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, INTEGRAL, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Targow, The Mike Roctafinserland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Justanistan, Ieprus, Zemnaya Svoboda, Revolutionary Sealand, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Ara Antrizuls, 1 very fast endotarter, Saint Demanour, Circenn, Ofemerica, Egalico, Solmetria, Tappan Hills, Far Easter Republic, IsiMUd, Mhelon, Gukapub, Kirnea, Fayyayid, Balimut, Kirostan, Saturns Edge, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Fortnite Eco, Norostilors, Noiah, Peldorn, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Republic of Turbin, Kontara, and Lost Staria.

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