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Least Corrupt Governments: 67th Most Pacifist: 101st Most Compassionate Citizens: 129th
The Oppressed Tourists of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Take nothing but head shots, leave nothing but bodies
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Oppressed Tourists of Nogoodnamesleftistan is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, public floggings, and lack of airports. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.942 billion Nogoodnamesleftistanians 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, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nogoodnamesleftistan City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Nogoodnamesleftistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,745 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 87,546 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, Nogoodnamesleftistanians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, and major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason. Crime is totally unknown. Nogoodnamesleftistan's national animal is the Mummified Death Mouse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nogoodnamesleftistan is ranked 140,678th in the world and 9th in The Featured Region Followers for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 16.78 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 67thMost Pacifist: 101stMost Compassionate Citizens: 129thMost Rebellious Youth: 178thNicest Citizens: 178thSmartest Citizens: 211thSafest: 251stMost Beautiful Environments: 269thLongest Average Lifespans: 282ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 287thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297thMost Cultured: 317thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 434thHealthiest Citizens: 435thLargest Governments: 439thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,058thBest Weather: 1,254thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,825thLowest Crime Rates: 1,907thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,138thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,484thMost Secular: 2,665thMost Inclusive: 2,705thLargest Populations: 3,720thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,959thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,760thHighest Economic Output: 5,284thMost Influential: 6,819thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,397thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,487thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,820thMost Politically Free: 13,880th

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