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Most Influential: 914thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,327thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,396th
The Imperial Republic of
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Uns juntam com o bico e outros espalham com as patas.
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Dealmaker
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Lusitanialand

Population18.808 billion

CapitalOlissipo
LeaderDon Zé Garibaldi

CurrencyEspírito Santo
AnimalSócrates

The Imperial Republic of Lusitanialand is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Don Zé Garibaldi with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 18.808 billion Lusitanialandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olissipo. The average income tax rate is 83.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Lusitanialandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,503 trillion Espírito Santoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,933 Espírito Santoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, and many aides in Don Zé Garibaldi's office are known to be serial jaywalkers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lusitanialand's national animal is the Sócrates, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lusitanialand is ranked 105,021st in the world and 63rd in Portugal for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 1,402.96 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 914thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,327thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,396thMost Stationary: 5,332ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,395thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,613thBest Weather: 6,200thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,848thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,216thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,359thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,438thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,242ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,735thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,952ndNicest Citizens: 13,276thSafest: 13,554thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,414thMost Pacifist: 15,674thMost Cultured: 16,498thSmartest Citizens: 17,224thHighest Economic Output: 18,319thLargest Populations: 18,749thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,155thHighest Food Quality: 19,520thHealthiest Citizens: 21,880thMost Cheerful Citizens: 26,245th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the region

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