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Nudest: 421st Most Efficient Economies: 1,010th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,524th
The Revived Democracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We survived. We will flourish unlike anything alive.
Ompong
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Spontania

Population8.349 billion

CapitalGrand Yard
LeaderOmpong
Faithmutantism

CurrencyNullem
Animalmutant fire-fish

The Revived Democracy of Spontania is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ompong with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, humorless, devout population of 8.349 billion Spontanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Yard. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Spontanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,862 trillion Nullems a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 223,067 Nullems, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, bike rage is all the rage, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, and schoolchildren learn an R-rated version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spontania's national animal is the mutant fire-fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is mutantism.

Spontania is ranked 24,474th in the world and 699th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 549.20858600628 Days.

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Nudest: 421stMost Efficient Economies: 1,010thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,524thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,561stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,599thLargest Governments: 1,665thMost Developed: 1,716thHealthiest Citizens: 1,759thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,863rdMost Inclusive: 1,936thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,074thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,206thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,272ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,389thSmartest Citizens: 2,620thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,741stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,952ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,019thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,202ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,475thMost Cultured: 4,007thHighest Average Incomes: 4,121stBest Weather: 4,276thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,293rdMost Pacifist: 4,653rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,735thRudest Citizens: 5,921stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,273rdHighest Economic Output: 6,687thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,725thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,053rdTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,401stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,470thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,279thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,309th
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Nudest: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 78th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 79th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Developed: 92nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 93rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 126th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 128th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 132nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 137th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 146th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 162nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 187th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 189th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 191st in the regionMost Cultured: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 203rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 222nd in the regionBest Weather: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 243rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 256th in the regionMost Pacifist: 262nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 300th in the regionRudest Citizens: 337th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 381st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 405th in the regionLargest Populations: 478th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 482nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 567th in the regionMost Stationary: 699th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 779th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, schoolchildren learn an R-rated version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes".
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, the army lures cannon fodder with promises of a college education.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, statues of famous citizens are erected or demolished on a purely partisan basis.
  • : Following new legislation in Spontania, hospitals in Spontania are too busy serving the needs of The North Pacific to see Spontanians.

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