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Most Influential: 380thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 453rdLargest Retail Industry: 501st
The Sultanate of
New York Times Democracy
Release The Kraken!
Nelson Monkdela
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.192 billion

LeaderNelson Monkdela


The Sultanate of Monkistan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Nelson Monkdela with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.192 billion Monkistanis 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monkow. The average income tax rate is 4.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Monkistani economy, worth a remarkable 2,569 trillion Denarii a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 279,577 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Nelson Monkdela's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, and government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Monkistan's national animal is the Monkee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Monkism.

Monkistan is ranked 1,656th in the world and 128th in Europe for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 128 valid endorsements.

Most Influential: 380thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 453rdLargest Retail Industry: 501stMost Secular: 552ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 850thLargest Agricultural Sector: 967thMost Efficient Economies: 1,156thRudest Citizens: 1,569thMost Cultured: 1,586thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,656thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,009thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,131stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,464thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,663rdSmartest Citizens: 2,693rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,832ndMost Developed: 2,940thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,222ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,516thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,704thHighest Food Quality: 3,746thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,128thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,260thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,919thLargest Governments: 6,342ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,013thHighest Economic Output: 7,019thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,397thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,269thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,819thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,960thMost Stationary: 13,972ndHealthiest Citizens: 14,636thLargest Black Market: 14,791stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,066thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,736th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 60th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 65th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 68th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 70th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Stationary: 77th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 78th in the regionLargest Black Market: 80th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 94th in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 112th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 124th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 128 » Saint Domingo, Yahlia, Irminsulia, St Scarlett, Regnum Italiae, Northern German Federation, The New Nordic Union, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Thracia Republic, Wombelland, Imperium Anglorum, Outer Sparta, Dark Matter, GanymedEuropa, Lovisa, An Clar, Feria-Alkaline, Leszno, Lexembourg, North of Americas, Pilipinas and Malaya, Purgatio, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Thracia and Crimea, Chioganah, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Brakanistan, British Norklon, Nardin, Elisabethshagen, Alsted, Nevelja, Walfo, Lord Sapre, South St Maarten, Invernessia, The Champions League, Someseni, Chronus, Savinecross, Sloburg, Grodisze, The Seven Provinces, Ausvelt, Canovium, Jahass, Nuweland, and 78 others.The Reunited Yugoslavs, Meropis, NorthPortugal, Parliamentary Laramidia, Apabeossie, Trixeland, Kanokla, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Asparagusia, Northwest Isles, Christian Terra, Bareu, Greater Icelandia, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, New Eestiball, Zulrich, Gliesetonia, Anglo-Francios, Corsovica, Khuravia, Robbonia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Estonesia, Balante, Trisikistan, East Kirea, Anzau, The Scandinavian Realm, Eppur, Europe a Nation, Theat ble Asialica, Warzakie, Elania Kingdom, Fanadia, Nomaida, Ombran, The Pontic State, Tschechisches Reich, Aroale, Dipretorian, Broabant, Koenskyte, Magyarostan, Furries Anonymous, Ottterland, Janart, Schiltia, Lodhs beard, PPRP, Armbruster, Belvanski, The New Mexican Confederation, Girvage, Panversia, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Agausia, Berlin and Hanover, Vulxo, Rary, Vinesauceia, Sicheslav, United States of Russia1, Ostymandia, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Dervenland, Arsenial, Dabarastan, Heplon, Gorzi, Caescadia, Noristoniaka, Nova, The New Palaces, Corsoaua, and Soveiniesberg.