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Most Influential: 372ndMost Rebellious Youth: 512thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 555th
The Most Serene Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Here we are.
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Economy
Frightening
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North Southumberland

Population18.379 billion

CapitalNorth Southumberland City
LeaderRulerman The Wise

CurrencyFloogle
AnimalWombat

The Most Serene Republic of North Southumberland is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rulerman The Wise with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.379 billion North Southers are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Southumberland City. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient North Southish economy, worth a remarkable 4,416 trillion Floogles a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 240,312 Floogles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Stern tutting by international commentators has persuaded North Southumberland to disarm, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition, and matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. North Southumberland's national animal is the Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

North Southumberland is ranked 113,363rd in the world and 407th in 10000 Islands for Largest Black Market, with 349 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 372ndMost Rebellious Youth: 512thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 555thMost Cheerful Citizens: 595thMost Advanced Public Transport: 734thSafest: 735thBest Weather: 788thMost Developed: 789thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 822ndLargest Welfare Programs: 851stLongest Average Lifespans: 917thMost Beautiful Environments: 933rdMost Cultured: 981stLargest Governments: 1,013thHealthiest Citizens: 1,108thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,151stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,189thLowest Crime Rates: 1,385thMost Pacifist: 1,469thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,491stMost Inclusive: 1,635thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,815thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,136thSmartest Citizens: 2,174thNicest Citizens: 2,214thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,237thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,495thMost Devout: 2,577thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,895thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,080thHighest Average Incomes: 3,862ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,002ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,409thMost Efficient Economies: 4,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,975thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,013thMost Stationary: 6,534thLargest Populations: 9,108thTop
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Most Income Equality: 21,260thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,495th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionTop
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Safest: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Inclusive: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 46th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 53rd in the regionMost Stationary: 55th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 77th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 82nd in the regionLargest Populations: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 102nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 114th in the region

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