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Most Influential: 1,606thSafest: 3,836thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,392nd
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Speke is not yet lost
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Speke

Population5.073 billion

CapitalSczesczołiszin
LeaderAndrzej Szymanski

CurrencyPound
AnimalEagle

The Republic of Speke is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Andrzej Szymanski with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.073 billion Spekes enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sczesczołiszin. The average income tax rate is 79.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Speke economy, worth 510 trillion Pounds a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,649 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, shanty towns are forming in the suburbs of major cities, and cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Speke's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Speke is ranked 257,865th in the world and 223rd in Anteria for Most Avoided, scoring 0.79 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Influential: 1,606thTop
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Safest: 3,836thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,392ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,987thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,963rdMost Pacifist: 6,888thBest Weather: 7,305thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,608thHealthiest Citizens: 10,135thMost Developed: 11,196thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,225thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,991stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,389thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,665thMost Secular: 12,749thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,391stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 14,550thLowest Crime Rates: 14,768thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,905thSmartest Citizens: 15,367thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,326thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,539thMost Inclusive: 22,034thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,067thHighest Food Quality: 22,326thLargest Governments: 22,494thMost Efficient Economies: 22,667thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,133rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 26,225th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the region

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