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Most Valuable International Artwork: 695thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,254thHighest Economic Output: 7,792nd
The Condemnable Corsairs of
Father Knows Best State
Ah, but you have heard of me!
Influence
Vassal
Hawk Commander
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ever-Wandering Souls

Population22.767 billion

CapitalSanctuary

CurrencyTale
AnimalMongrel

The Condemnable Corsairs of Ever-Wandering Souls is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 22.767 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 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Survivor economy, worth a remarkable 2,890 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 significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 126,952 Tales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Recognizing the a Survivor flag qualifies you for citizenship, priests are being drafted by the church load, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, and lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies. 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 176,152nd in the world and 201st in The Black Hawks for Most Conservative, scoring 48.25 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 695thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,254thHighest Economic Output: 7,792ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,948thMost Stationary: 8,089thFattest Citizens: 10,972ndLargest Populations: 12,445thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,916thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,770thTop
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Most Influential: 14,065thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,198thMost Inclusive: 14,493rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,060thLargest Governments: 16,438thSafest: 17,661stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,035thHighest Food Quality: 18,714thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,134thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,770thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,694thMost Developed: 24,011thMost Cultured: 24,147thLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,126thMost Secular: 26,136thLowest Crime Rates: 27,147th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionSafest: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ever-Wandering Souls was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential and Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Ever-Wandering Souls was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Ever-Wandering Souls was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Ever-Wandering Souls was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Ever-Wandering Souls was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output, Highest Foreign Aid Spending, Most Stationary, and Most Influential and the Top 10% for Most Inclusive.
  • : Ever-Wandering Souls proposed constructing embassies between The Black Hawks and Eclipsis.
  • : Ever-Wandering Souls was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever-Wandering Souls, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever-Wandering Souls, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in Ever-Wandering Souls, priests are being drafted by the church load.

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