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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,585thMost Influential: 4,500thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,201st
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
You can cut off a crab's leg but it will grow it back
Aleki Ferdinand Samson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population887 million

LeaderAleki Ferdinand Samson

AnimalDungeness Crab

The Federation of Gonteris is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Aleki Ferdinand Samson with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, zero percent divorce rate, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, devout population of 887 million Gonterisians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gonteris. The average income tax rate is 49.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Gonterisian economy, worth 93.1 trillion Butacas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 104,951 Butacas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students do more community service than homework, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, and credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gonteris's national animal is the Dungeness Crab, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Gonteris is ranked 62,422nd in the world and 2,986th in the South Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 54.72 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,585thTop
Most Influential: 4,500thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,201stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,459thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 15,777thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,173rdMost Inclusive: 22,603rdLongest Average Lifespans: 26,410thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26,618th
Largest Insurance Industry: 231st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 402nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 417th in the regionMost Influential: 513th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 608th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 623rd in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 688th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 767th in the regionMost Inclusive: 822nd in the regionMost Developed: 845th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 846th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 849th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 859th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 865th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 885th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 895th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 927th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 960th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 971st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 981st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,037th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,043rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,069th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,106th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1,118th in the regionMost Average: 1,128th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1,160th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,213th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,214th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,226th in the region

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