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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,271stMost Influential: 2,462ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,245th
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
In hoc signo vinces
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population6.75 billion

LeaderFilipe Gonçalves de Sá

Animalestandér eagle

The Kingdom of Estande is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Filipe Gonçalves de Sá with an even hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 6.75 billion Estandérs are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Estrada. The average income tax rate is 76.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Estandér economy, worth 735 trillion escudoes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 109,033 escudoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, urbanites battle to the death for penthouse apartments, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Estande after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, and politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Estande's national animal is the estandér eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Estande is ranked 26,304th in the world and 661st in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 75.08 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,271stMost Influential: 2,462ndTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,245thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,851stNicest Citizens: 7,797thMost Pacifist: 7,888thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,577thBest Weather: 8,804thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,418thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,211thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,439thHealthiest Citizens: 11,806thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,895thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,968thMost Inclusive: 13,192ndTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 14,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,482ndHighest Food Quality: 15,805thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,652ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,061stLowest Crime Rates: 19,213thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,421stSafest: 22,551stMost Developed: 23,707thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,200thLargest Governments: 25,776thMost Income Equality: 26,304thMost Cultured: 27,303rdSmartest Citizens: 28,626th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 86th in the regionMost Influential: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 115th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 201st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 213th in the regionNicest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 230th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 236th in the regionBest Weather: 243rd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 294th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 296th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 315th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 316th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 340th in the regionMost Inclusive: 361st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 387th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 440th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 441st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 444th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 448th in the regionMost Stationary: 468th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 473rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 493rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 558th in the regionLargest Governments: 561st in the regionMost Developed: 579th in the region

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