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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 348th Most Influential: 676th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,497th
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The Federated States of Sophista is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Christian Morrow with a fair hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, soft-spoken computers, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.445 billion Sophistans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whitecrest. The average income tax rate is 7.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sophistan economy, worth a remarkable 1,118 trillion menks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 150,280 menks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Christian Morrow is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, the nation's apology for those it has executed in the last year has come a little late for some, and politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence. Crime is almost non-existent. Sophista's national animal is the grey fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sophista is ranked 171,261st in the world and 9,493rd in The North Pacific for Most Conservative, scoring 19.71 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 348thMost Influential: 676thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,497thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,861stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,784thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,816thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,178thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,449thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,835thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,012thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,435thSmartest Citizens: 7,181stLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,609thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,874thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,948thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,441stHighest Average Incomes: 11,712thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,094thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,619thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,714thMost Cultured: 16,359thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,452ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16,883rd
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 48th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 150th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 180th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 214th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 230th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 235th in the regionMost Influential: 268th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 290th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 292nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 294th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 297th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 339th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 347th in the regionLargest Populations: 386th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 455th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 482nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 587th in the regionLargest Black Market: 589th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 594th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 656th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 709th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 753rd in the regionMost Cultured: 782nd in the regionNudest: 863rd in the regionMost Devout: 884th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 890th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 941st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 206 » Siwale, Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, Kelvaros Prime, Esplandia, Pria Xennes, Xentherida, Dutchyland, Boggovia, Camarthen, Venezuelia, Bothia, Kundam, Unimaginable Doom, Chukstik Illahi, Helido, Alice Gardens, Yeraennus, Ice and Tinian, Sereeno, Great Bights Mum, BrightFutures, HMS Unicorn, New Inlands, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Northern Scovia, JAOECW536, Avalon, Crodaria, Chadwin, Legique, Isimud, Holy Oranz, Elevation, SYRIXIA, Phktla, Republic of Destiny, Ashist, Arrivederci, Kingdom of Space, New Sekai, Koda-Land, Enosville, Unsophisticate, Shadowrik, Virdalonja, New Lakemba, Sunto, Arquan, and 156 others.Necromonia, Vegetarian States, The Rossinite Empire, The Bureaucratic Territories, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Kubrostavsria, Calamazo, NewNerman, Crystalline Beekeepers United, Wineclaw, Fengate, KingT, Massarie, Sankami, Karazan, Selfgradatude, New Phyrreus, Tokaryk, Tianqing, Sil Dorsett, Celreostia, RoosterTeeth, Lyncis, Diodone, Wisconsota, Nubianica, Swagtopia, Felpolandia, The Army Republic of Prussia, Arach-Naga Combine, Edelweissia, Giganato, Chris Hallett, Zeroxis, Jefffliu, Equestrian Commonwealth, Clinton Park, Q w e r t y, Mk Steele, Neo Colorado, Saint Tomaston, Vexilia, ShortBusCrashed, Kaschovia, Halcon siveriano, Lupus Imperium, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, New Trisone, Xionn, Mercy Land, Omicron Persei V111, SchoolHouse Rock, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, American MapleStory, Pallaith, Colony of lasting Hopes, PlanetPunk, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, Amerian States, Montegan, General COE, Reannia, Vszeklina, Bharathvarsh, Aragael, Friently, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Renetopia, Sheppey, The United Chase States, WE Empire, Lamexanope, Coemgen, Blurds, Puczovska, Anima Proxa, Southern Allican, Rylam, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Plembobria, Zemnaya Svoboda, The The Bierands, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Prevaland, The Utopian Movement, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Vogonlandia, Seven Hills, Cuyan, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Iron Lions, The Akhara Islands, Che Sana Und, Bayern-Straubing, Aerilia, The Lancerian Empire, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Coppicia, Tredano, Maestros haven, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Territorio di Nessuno, Lionia, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Phillywob, Corfad, Slaughterhouse Nine, Wodan, Beodarasc, Fawkenia, Forunte, Thenaca, Ainsworth, Felhaven, Republic of Dixie, Victoriaans Nederlands, New-El, United States of Panthalassa, Midds Conia, Krakovhia, Libotionia, Apetopia, Agrauron, GDL3, Mzeusia, Gladio II, NatsukiLand, Sanjurika, Malvad, Lungha, Merconitonitopia, Gospel Power, Astal Aavors, Saint Marks Island, Paxiosolange, Celebia, Bridgett, Avornica, Khaganite, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alsatian Island, The South Falls, Marralore, and Socialist Cooperative Republics.

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