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Least Corrupt Governments: 606thMost Pacifist: 1,168thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,272nd
The Allied States of
Left-wing Utopia
Live Free and Green
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population25.723 billion

Leadersomeone like Russ Feingold

Currencyspider drawing

The Allied States of Esterild is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by someone like Russ Feingold with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, pith helmet sales, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 25.723 billion Estrildians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Esterildian economy, worth a remarkable 1,862 trillion spider drawings a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,418 spider drawings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, not even good behaviour will get transgender inmates any special perks, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home, and a degree in Someone Like Russ Feingold Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esterild's national animal is the platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Esterild is ranked 313,402nd in the world and 337th in Forest for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -38.54 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 606thMost Pacifist: 1,168thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,272ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,430thSafest: 1,485thBest Weather: 1,753rdNicest Citizens: 1,874thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,895thMost Influential: 2,031stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,314thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,634thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,896thTop
Highest Food Quality: 3,314thSmartest Citizens: 3,340thMost Cultured: 3,523rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,776thMost Inclusive: 4,047thLargest Governments: 4,216thLowest Crime Rates: 4,382ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,547thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,821stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,189thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,595thLargest Populations: 5,743rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,306thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,608thHealthiest Citizens: 6,628thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,238thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,405thMost Stationary: 9,792ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,967thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,090thHighest Economic Output: 11,476thTop
Most Income Equality: 22,313th
Least Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 19th in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the region

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