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Least Corrupt Governments: 513thMost Pacifist: 925thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,102nd
The Allied States of
Left-wing Utopia
Live Free and Green
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Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Esterild

Population21.9 billion

Leadersomeone like Russ Feingold

Currencyspider drawing
Animalplatypus

The Allied States of Esterild is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by someone like Russ Feingold with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, compulsory vegetarianism, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 21.9 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The enormous but inefficient Esterildian economy, worth a remarkable 1,772 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 80,949 spider drawings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 2,908th in the world and 58th in Forest for Highest Food Quality, scoring 228.94 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 513thMost Pacifist: 925thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,102ndSafest: 1,208thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,289thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,454thNicest Citizens: 1,475thBest Weather: 1,500thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,070thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,287thTop
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Most Influential: 2,331stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,727thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,748thHighest Food Quality: 2,908thSmartest Citizens: 2,958thMost Cultured: 3,148thMost Inclusive: 3,376thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,469thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,527thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,756thLowest Crime Rates: 3,792ndLargest Governments: 3,941stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,335thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,448thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,334thLargest Populations: 6,196thHealthiest Citizens: 6,419thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,419thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,074thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,222ndHighest Economic Output: 9,885thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,351stTop
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Most Stationary: 12,052ndMost Income Equality: 22,461st
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Least Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionSafest: 24th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionNicest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 46th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 48th in the region

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