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Serious Problems

Population41.484 billion

LeaderJurgen das Kiint


The Yoke of Serious Problems is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Jurgen das Kiint with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 41.484 billion Serious Problemsians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 94.6%.

The thriving Serious Problemsian economy, worth a remarkable 3,332 trillion Bullions a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 80,341 Bullions, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Procrastination is a national sport, the government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs, Jurgen das Kiint has just been declared ruler of Serious Problems in an international press conference, and civil servants spend most their time carrying out risk assessments for paper cuts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Serious Problems's national animal is the virus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Serious Problems is ranked 239,547th in the world and 6,071st in the Rejected Realms for Fattest Citizens, with 7.84 Obesity Rate.

Largest Populations: 407thLargest Welfare Programs: 694thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,768thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,894thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,265thBest Weather: 2,404thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 4,078thHighest Economic Output: 5,020thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,459thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,534thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,633rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,910thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,976thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,595thMost Influential: 7,147thMost Cultured: 7,557thSafest: 7,786thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,183rdSmartest Citizens: 9,277thHighest Food Quality: 10,879thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,275thLowest Crime Rates: 11,352ndNicest Citizens: 12,649thMost Pacifist: 13,046thLargest Governments: 13,431stTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,429thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,441stMost Rebellious Youth: 17,250thHealthiest Citizens: 18,358thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,524thMost Stationary: 22,628thHighest Poor Incomes: 27,237thMost Developed: 27,346th
Largest Populations: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 63rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 64th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 66th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionBest Weather: 76th in the regionMost Influential: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 112th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 131st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 132nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 134th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 143rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 157th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 157th in the regionSafest: 175th in the regionMost Cultured: 189th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 208th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 220th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 244th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 245th in the regionNicest Citizens: 265th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 269th in the regionMost Pacifist: 307th in the regionLargest Governments: 313th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 324th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 351st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 355th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 371st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 388th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 401st in the regionMost Developed: 537th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 574th in the region

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