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Least Corrupt Governments: 499thMost Valuable International Artwork: 670thMost Pacifist: 849th
The Allied States of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Live Free and Green
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.981 billion

Leadersomeone like Russ Feingold

Currencyspider drawing

The Allied States of Esterild is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by someone like Russ Feingold with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.981 billion Estrildians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The enormous but inefficient Esterildian economy, worth a remarkable 1,627 trillion spider drawings a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 81,465 spider drawings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Esterildian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, Someone like Russ Feingold is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, and holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects. 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 148,155th in the world and 227th in Forest for Most Pro-Market, scoring 29.33 on the Rand Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 499thMost Valuable International Artwork: 670thMost Pacifist: 849thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,135thSafest: 1,193rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,248thNicest Citizens: 1,296thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,390thBest Weather: 1,578thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,038thTop
Most Influential: 2,296thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,716thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,725thSmartest Citizens: 2,818thMost Inclusive: 2,895thMost Cultured: 3,022ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,392ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,526thLargest Governments: 3,777thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,803rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,921stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,037thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,832ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,602ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,099thLargest Populations: 6,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,514thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,005thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,068thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,446thHighest Economic Output: 9,667thTop
Most Stationary: 13,690th
Least Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionNicest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the region

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