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Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,551stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,268thNicest Citizens: 5,300th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace is brought forth by Strength.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Mestov

Population1.508 billion

CapitalValence
LeaderHarlow Stone

CurrencyVinero
AnimalLion

The Republic of Mestov is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Harlow Stone with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and national health service. The compassionate population of 1.508 billion Mestovians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valence. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mestovian economy, worth 219 trillion Vineroes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 145,414 Vineroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Cheese lovers have a case of the bleus, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Harlow Stone For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Harlow Stone's supporters, and the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mestov's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Mestov is ranked 263,312th in the world and 11,619th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -10.68 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,551stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,268thNicest Citizens: 5,300thMost Influential: 5,458thMost Pacifist: 5,809thMost Inclusive: 6,362ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,559thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,224thHighest Food Quality: 7,247thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,039thMost Developed: 8,198thLowest Crime Rates: 8,352ndHealthiest Citizens: 8,360thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,573rdSafest: 8,652ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,687thMost Cultured: 9,686thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,881stSmartest Citizens: 10,731stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,737thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,210thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,378thLargest Governments: 13,646thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,408thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,536thHighest Average Incomes: 16,778thMost Efficient Economies: 18,364thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,564thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,197thMost Secular: 21,575thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,287th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 162nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 182nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 184th in the regionMost Pacifist: 206th in the regionMost Inclusive: 214th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 220th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 233rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 240th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 242nd in the regionMost Cultured: 255th in the regionMost Developed: 258th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 267th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 280th in the regionSafest: 283rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 295th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 305th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 320th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 366th in the regionLargest Governments: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 382nd in the regionMost Influential: 387th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 403rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 413th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 418th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 440th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 444th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 535th in the regionNudest: 543rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 584th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 634th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 642nd in the regionMost Secular: 669th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 706th in the regionMost Patriotic: 735th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 890th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 980th in the regionBest Weather: 1,066th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,180th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Harlow Stone For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Harlow Stone's supporters.
  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, cheese lovers have a case of the bleus.
  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, edutainment video games are taking Mestov's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, the country is governed by a clique of political insiders known colloquially as The Establishment.
  • : Following new legislation in Mestov, government popup ads are springing up like weeds.
  • : Mestov endorsed The Enlightened State of Zidium.
  • : Mestov was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Zidium.
  • : Mestov was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Largest Governments.

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