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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 771stMost Influential: 1,086thBest Weather: 1,360th
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Noire Denholm

Population6.036 billion

CapitalGasselterboerveenschemond
LeaderThe All Powerful Monty Phugotuborn
FaithThe Dark Cult of Bothughachau

CurrencySkuls
AnimalGreat Mock Lynx

The Kingdom of Noire Denholm is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The All Powerful Monty Phugotuborn with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 6.036 billion Noire Denholmians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gasselterboerveenschemond. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Noire Denholmian economy, worth a remarkable 1,122 trillion Skuls 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 led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 185,953 Skuls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The elderly live on a steady diet of canned beans in dreary government housing, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, and conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Noire Denholm's national animal is the Great Mock Lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Dark Cult of Bothughachau.

Noire Denholm is ranked 201,221st in the world and 8,119th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 47.66 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 771stMost Influential: 1,086thBest Weather: 1,360thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,888thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,195thMost Devout: 3,033rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,039thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,102ndMost Inclusive: 3,570thMost Cultured: 3,871stMost Efficient Economies: 3,908thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,298thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,424thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,449thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,612thMost Developed: 4,751stLowest Crime Rates: 4,815thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,184thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,511thLargest Governments: 5,584thSmartest Citizens: 6,235thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,607thHighest Average Incomes: 7,700thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,916thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,988thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,656thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,577thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,052ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,568thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,924thHighest Economic Output: 14,807thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,882ndMost Stationary: 16,373rdHighest Drug Use: 16,418thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,700th
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Best Weather: 51st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 59th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 64th in the regionMost Devout: 72nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 99th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Influential: 109th in the regionMost Cultured: 114th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 123rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 124th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 138th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 142nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 143rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144th in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionMost Developed: 147th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 165th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 166th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 179th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 183rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 191st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 209th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 211th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 228th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 253rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 270th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 286th in the regionMost Stationary: 289th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 314th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 331st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 346th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 364th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 456th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 571st in the regionNudest: 617th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 728th in the region

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