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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,823rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,855thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,113th
The Time-and-Space Benders of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Some Laws can't be broken, even if you try your best.
President Nikola Maxwell E Steiner Tesla
Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Natuurkunde

Population10.553 billion

CapitalSite 20 Headquarters of Linear Collidor
LeaderPresident Nikola Maxwell E Steiner Tesla
FaithTranscendental Ohm Resistance Movement

CurrencyMysteriously and Very Potent Dark Energy
AnimalUnstable and Uncuddable Large Wormhole

The Time-and-Space Benders of Natuurkunde is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Nikola Maxwell E Steiner Tesla with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.553 billion Physicists 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Site 20 Headquarters of Linear Collidor. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Physicist economy, worth a remarkable 1,387 trillion Mysteriously and Very Potent Dark Energies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 131,442 Mysteriously and Very Potent Dark Energies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Physicists believe manners maketh the leader, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Natuurkunde's national animal is the Unstable and Uncuddable Large Wormhole, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Transcendental Ohm Resistance Movement.

Natuurkunde is ranked 8,300th in the world and 2nd in The Beech Beach House for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 8,232.28 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,823rdTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,855thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,113thNicest Citizens: 3,202ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,265thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,366thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,762ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,854thMost Pacifist: 4,028thMost Inclusive: 4,149thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,719thBest Weather: 4,776thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,891stSafest: 5,426thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,475thHighest Food Quality: 5,707thMost Developed: 6,051stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,109thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,375thMost Income Equality: 7,398thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,596thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,648thHealthiest Citizens: 8,184thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,300thSmartest Citizens: 8,311thLargest Governments: 8,359thLowest Crime Rates: 8,421stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,464thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,362ndMost Cultured: 10,373rdMost Secular: 11,422ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14,987thMost Efficient Economies: 15,202ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,927thMost Influential: 20,755thHighest Average Incomes: 21,491stMost Stationary: 24,203rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Natuurkunde was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Natuurkunde was struck by a Mk I (Immunizer) Cure Missile from The Former TWP WA Delegate of British Grand Pacific, curing 49 million infected.
  • : Natuurkunde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Natuurkunde's influence in The Beech Beach House fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Natuurkunde was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Natuurkunde, travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing.
  • : Following new legislation in Natuurkunde, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Following new legislation in Natuurkunde, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Natuurkunde, Physicists believe manners maketh the leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Natuurkunde, Physicists believe a soft answer turneth away wrath but punitive punishment is much more fun.

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