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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,038th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,247th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,909th
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Workers of the world, unite!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Population1.465 billion

LeaderKhannah Zofia Iakobiak


The Commonwealth of Menshland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Khannah Zofia Iakobiak with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.465 billion Menshn love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mensh'tat. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Menshish economy, worth 108 trillion Gleichmarks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 74,234 Gleichmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Menshland's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Secularist-Humanism.

Menshland is ranked 5,824th in the world and 142nd in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 57.82 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Least Corrupt Governments: 2,038thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,247thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,909thMost Pacifist: 3,009thSafest: 3,076thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,280thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,337thNicest Citizens: 3,469thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,775thMost Inclusive: 4,823rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,218thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,385thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,824thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,055thMost Income Equality: 6,157thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,415thBest Weather: 6,631stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,440thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 9,005thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,144thHealthiest Citizens: 9,563rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,240thLargest Governments: 12,338thMost Cultured: 12,762ndMost Politically Free: 14,041stMost Influential: 14,938thSmartest Citizens: 15,144thMost Secular: 15,974th
Largest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 51st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 80th in the regionSafest: 86th in the regionMost Pacifist: 88th in the regionNicest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 111th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 119th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 139th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 164th in the regionBest Weather: 191st in the regionMost Income Equality: 240th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 243rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 244th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 251st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 253rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 256th in the regionLargest Governments: 285th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 318th in the regionMost Politically Free: 326th in the regionNudest: 372nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Secular: 477th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 525th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Menshland endorsed The Don't Endorse Me of A Slanted Black Stripe.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, the Party has more splits than a yo-yo dieter's trousers.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Menshland was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The United Neo American Union.
  • : Menshland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in Menshland, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.


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