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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,425thMost Pacifist: 2,320thSafest: 2,400th
The Federative Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
There can never be peace without understanding.
First Speaker Leah Jimenez
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Political Freedom

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Population2.316 billion

LeaderFirst Speaker Leah Jimenez


The Federative Republic of Membatak is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by First Speaker Leah Jimenez with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.316 billion Membatakians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saro. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Membatakian economy, worth 275 trillion Takis a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,167 Takis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name, Cockatiel is one of the most popular forenames in Membatak, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people, and ignorance is considered a politically desirable quality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Membatak's national animal is the Cockatiel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Membatak is ranked 192,612th in the world and 1,055th in 10000 Islands for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -5.1 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,425thMost Pacifist: 2,320thTop
Safest: 2,400thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,431stNicest Citizens: 2,593rdMost Influential: 3,288thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,763rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,899thMost Inclusive: 4,003rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,554thHealthiest Citizens: 4,665thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,901stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,381stHighest Food Quality: 5,641stBest Weather: 6,313thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,816thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,001stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,431stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,502ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,965thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,137thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,875thSmartest Citizens: 9,927thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,940thMost Cultured: 9,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,403rdMost Developed: 11,185thLargest Governments: 11,519thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,200thMost Income Equality: 14,293rdMost Secular: 15,671stLargest Publishing Industry: 21,206thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22,937th
Least Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionSafest: 46th in the regionMost Pacifist: 55th in the regionMost Income Equality: 57th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 64th in the regionNicest Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 71st in the regionMost Inclusive: 84th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 100th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 100th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 100th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 104th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 106th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 120th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 120th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 128th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 128th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 136th in the region

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