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Largest Black Market: 683rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,396th
The Ladder in the Pool of Life of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
What's your escape?
Alpada Zabudu
Influence
Negotiator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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EstRADia

Population16.415 billion

CapitalBolisahar
LeaderAlpada Zabudu
FaithZacarism

CurrencyTraden
AnimalZombie Koala

The Ladder in the Pool of Life of EstRADia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alpada Zabudu with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 16.415 billion Estradis have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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. The average income tax rate is 78.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient EstRADian economy, worth a remarkable 4,456 trillion Tradens a year, is fairly 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 271,499 Tradens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

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 well-funded 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 176,627th in the world and 18th in International Northwestern Union for Most Extreme, scoring 11.46 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Black Market: 683rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,396thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,624thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,784thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,085thMost Influential: 2,218thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,505thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,768thHighest Average Incomes: 2,788thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,803rdMost Cultured: 2,927thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,258thMost Efficient Economies: 3,849thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,864thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,454thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,702ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,077thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,343rdLargest Governments: 5,922ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,181stMost Stationary: 6,887thMost Developed: 7,027thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,276thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,691stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,843rdSmartest Citizens: 7,886thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,714thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,794thLargest Retail Industry: 8,834thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,153rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,590thLowest Crime Rates: 10,557thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,776thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,040thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,464thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,017thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,527thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,748thLargest Gambling Industry: 21,013thHighest Drug Use: 24,300th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the region

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