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Most Inclusive: 198th Most Scientifically Advanced: 256th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 461st
The Desert Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Desert Republic of Nearly Finland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Rio Wicleah with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 5.645 billion Nearly Finns 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 government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Francisco. The average income tax rate is 35.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nearly Finnish economy, worth a remarkable 1,734 trillion Monies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 307,211 Monies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Airport security is provided by private companies, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, and drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government. Crime is totally unknown. Nearly Finland's national animal is the Sand Cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nearly Finland is ranked 1,461st in the world and 1st in American Union for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.43 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Inclusive: 198thMost Scientifically Advanced: 256thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 461stLargest Information Technology Sector: 463rdSmartest Citizens: 595thMost Compassionate Citizens: 702ndLargest Publishing Industry: 792ndNicest Citizens: 828thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,055thHealthiest Citizens: 1,066thMost Cultured: 1,077thHighest Average Incomes: 1,112thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,189thMost Developed: 1,245thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,248thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,420thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,461stSafest: 1,483rdMost Pacifist: 1,606thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,871stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,107thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,344thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,678thLowest Crime Rates: 2,917thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,111thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,129thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,552ndLargest Governments: 3,867thMost Secular: 4,157thMost Efficient Economies: 4,869thHighest Economic Output: 5,433rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,518thLargest Retail Industry: 5,996thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,519thMost Influential: 7,636thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,013thMost Stationary: 11,939thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,928thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,476thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,617th
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Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence.
  • : Nearly Finland was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Nearly Finland lodged a message on the American Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, President Rio Wicleah's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Nearly Finland, public urination is on the increase.

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