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Esthe

Population2.54 billion

CapitalClaire
LeaderPresident Nigel Adams
FaithMeriduvian

CurrencyHu
AnimalCat

The Stand With Ukraine of Esthe is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Nigel Adams with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate population of 2.54 billion Bigtopian Capitalism Believers are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Claire. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming a supporter of Bigtopian Capitalism economy, worth 233 trillion Hus a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,110 Hus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

President Nigel Adams can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids, reflection is vital for badly behaved politicians, the vow 'til death do us part' is often taken as an invitation to murder, and too many hyper-intelligent chefs can spoil the allegorical broth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esthe's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Meriduvian.

Esthe is ranked 259,253rd in the world and 13,427th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.73 crimes per hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,012thMost Influential: 2,635thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,879thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,614thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,706thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,776thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,968thNicest Citizens: 4,080thBest Weather: 4,117thMost Inclusive: 5,278thHealthiest Citizens: 5,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,706thHighest Food Quality: 6,238thSafest: 6,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,492ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,402ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,858thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,102ndMost Cultured: 8,551stLowest Crime Rates: 10,924thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 14,763rdLargest Governments: 15,082ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,126thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,087thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,382ndMost Secular: 16,563rdSmartest Citizens: 16,877thMost Developed: 17,523rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,004thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,743rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 100th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 167th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 169th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 202nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 205th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 220th in the regionNicest Citizens: 236th in the regionBest Weather: 243rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 325th in the regionMost Inclusive: 328th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 332nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 347th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 351st in the regionSafest: 365th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 370th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 404th in the regionMost Cultured: 456th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 483rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 578th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 585th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 657th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 730th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 757th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 764th in the regionLargest Governments: 766th in the regionMost Secular: 792nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 894th in the regionMost Developed: 946th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,033rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,051st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,250th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,325th in the region

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