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Highest Drug Use: 2,320th Largest Welfare Programs: 3,570th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,949th
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Obsessed Knitters

Population15.633 billion

CapitalEast Friesian
LeaderJane Marple
Faitha major religion


The Rogue Nation of Obsessed Knitters is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jane Marple with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 15.633 billion Obsessed Knittersians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of East Friesian. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Obsessed Knittersian economy, worth a remarkable 1,096 trillion purls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 70,139 purls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Obsessed Knitters's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Obsessed Knitters's national animal is the amigurumi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Obsessed Knitters is ranked 145,726th in the world and 45th in New York for Most Authoritarian, with 0.02 Stalins.

Highest Drug Use: 2,320thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,570thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,949thMost Stationary: 6,154thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,163rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,475thLargest Populations: 6,504thMost Influential: 6,838thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,477thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,769thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,782ndMost Pacifist: 9,354thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,126thHighest Economic Output: 10,371stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,146thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,407thBest Weather: 11,786thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,222ndNicest Citizens: 12,664thMost Cultured: 12,686thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,278thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,456thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,634thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,853rdSmartest Citizens: 17,059th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the region

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