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The Council Republic of
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Greater Istanistan

Population17.324 billion

CapitalTannhauser
LeaderSteering Committee
FaithThe Shining Way

CurrencyAllocation Credit
AnimalForeign Dog

The Council Republic of Greater Istanistan is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Steering Committee with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, vat-grown people, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 17.324 billion Istanistanis hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tannhauser. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Istanistani economy, worth a remarkable 7,656 trillion Allocation Credits 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 441,961 Allocation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gift baskets often contain working nukes, Steering Committee's speeches are beloved by insomniacs, becoming a missionary is a sure-fire route to martyrdom, and citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm. Crime is totally unknown. Greater Istanistan's national animal is the Foreign Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Shining Way.

Greater Istanistan is ranked 387th in the world and 1st in The Universal Order of Nations for Most Developed, scoring 99.04 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,740thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,014thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,108thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,267thLargest Mining Sector: 5,660thNudest: 5,793rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,853rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,695thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,786thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,460thLargest Populations: 11,603rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,125thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,892ndMost Influential: 16,789thHighest Drug Use: 17,151st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the region

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