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Most Valuable International Artwork: 201stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,885thHighest Economic Output: 8,658th
The Fantastic Field Marshal of
Father Knows Best State
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Influence
Apprentice
Council Advisor
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ever-Wandering Souls

Population14.663 billion

CapitalSanctuary

CurrencyTale
AnimalMongrel

The Fantastic Field Marshal of Ever-Wandering Souls is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 14.663 billion Survivors 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctuary. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Survivor economy, worth a remarkable 1,802 trillion Tales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 122,902 Tales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Hundreds of teenagers die every year at the a Survivor Hungry Games, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, golden statues of Mongrels line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District, and human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ever-Wandering Souls's national animal is the Mongrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ever-Wandering Souls is ranked 26,256th in the world and 35th in The Black Hawks for Most Influential, scoring 1,222 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 201stTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,885thHighest Economic Output: 8,658thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,808thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,343rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,474thLargest Governments: 12,124thMost Stationary: 12,878thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,944thMost Inclusive: 14,415thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,716thLargest Populations: 14,906thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,190thLowest Crime Rates: 16,355thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,952ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,369thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,629thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,673rdSafest: 17,988thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,063rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,256thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,146thHighest Average Incomes: 21,546thMost Developed: 21,926thMost Cultured: 21,964th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionSafest: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the region

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