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Largest Black Market: 629thLargest Insurance Industry: 979thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,312th
The Ladder in the Pool of Life of
Father Knows Best State
What's your escape?
Alpada Zabudu
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.744 billion

LeaderAlpada Zabudu

AnimalZombie Koala

The Ladder in the Pool of Life of EstRADia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alpada Zabudu with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.744 billion Estradis are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bolisahar. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 72.1%.

The frighteningly efficient EstRADian economy, worth a remarkable 4,171 trillion Tradens a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 282,934 Tradens, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,100,482 per year while the poor average 49,736, a ratio of 22.1 to 1.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, Zombie Koalas are frequently shot for looking at people 'in a funny way', a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry, and polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. EstRADia's national animal is the Zombie Koala, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Zacarism.

EstRADia is ranked 205,583rd in the world and 33rd in International Northwestern Union for Least Corrupt Governments, with 23.86 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Black Market: 629thLargest Insurance Industry: 979thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,312thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,387thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,613thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,923rdMost Influential: 2,017thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,158thHighest Average Incomes: 2,361stHighest Economic Output: 2,428thMost Cultured: 2,861stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,084thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,430thMost Efficient Economies: 3,457thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,883rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,943rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,499thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,706thLargest Governments: 5,809thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,844thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,137thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,157thLargest Retail Industry: 6,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,644thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,943rdMost Developed: 7,036thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,247thMost Stationary: 7,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,402ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,408thSmartest Citizens: 7,608thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,254thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,530thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,682ndTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11,240thLowest Crime Rates: 11,758thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,817thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,943rdLargest Populations: 13,825thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,132ndHighest Drug Use: 20,243rd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Atlantica, Kathmandue, Lolder, Albiorix, Altique, and Tolorian Empire.

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