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Most Valuable International Artwork: 193rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,888thHighest Economic Output: 8,659th
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

Population14.645 billion

CapitalSanctuary

CurrencyTale
AnimalMongrel

The Fantastic Field Marshal of Ever-Wandering Souls is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 14.645 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 1,799 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 26,972nd in the world and 62nd in The Black Hawks for Most Secular, with 40.2 Atheism Rate.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 193rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,888thHighest Economic Output: 8,659thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,812thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,314thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,453rdLargest Governments: 12,113thMost Stationary: 12,892ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,964thMost Inclusive: 14,425thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,696thLargest Populations: 14,926thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,164thLowest Crime Rates: 16,354thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,984thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,368thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,626thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,745thSafest: 18,018thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,061stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,230thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,113thHighest Average Incomes: 21,576thMost Developed: 21,984thMost Cultured: 22,039th
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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 Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionSafest: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the region

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