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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,456th Healthiest Citizens: 1,553rd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,590th
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Swindenland

Population4.439 billion

CapitalKataro
LeaderCaptain-Presidents Lucio and Alanino

CurrencyEuro
AnimalGreat Dragon

The Republic of Swindenland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Captain-Presidents Lucio and Alanino with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.439 billion Swindenlandians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kataro. The average income tax rate is 92.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Swix economy, worth 836 trillion Euros a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 188,532 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Swindenland, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, and there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes. Crime is totally unknown. Swindenland's national animal is the Great Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Swindenland is ranked 108,681st in the world and 5,847th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 97.84 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Longest Average Lifespans: 1,456thHealthiest Citizens: 1,553rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,590thTop
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Best Weather: 1,635thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,913thMost Inclusive: 1,973rdMost Developed: 1,986thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,206thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,297thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,314thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,353rdMost Influential: 2,383rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,595thSmartest Citizens: 2,642ndNicest Citizens: 2,686thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,853rdMost Cultured: 4,067thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,250thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,408thMost Pacifist: 4,815thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,949thMost Secular: 4,967thLargest Governments: 5,244thHighest Average Incomes: 6,623rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,686thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,764thMost Efficient Economies: 6,775thLowest Crime Rates: 6,888thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,152ndTop
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Safest: 8,568thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,348thNudest: 12,033rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,370thMost Politically Free: 12,779thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,653rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,266thHighest Economic Output: 16,139th
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Healthiest Citizens: 82nd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 92nd in the regionBest Weather: 94th in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 123rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 125th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 128th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 132nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 136th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 139th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 142nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Cultured: 198th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 203rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 219th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 244th in the regionLargest Governments: 246th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 257th in the regionMost Secular: 264th in the regionMost Pacifist: 278th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 307th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 313th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 333rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 389th in the regionNudest: 408th in the regionTop
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Safest: 462nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 482nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 494th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 550th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 568th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 600th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 725th in the regionMost Influential: 773rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 808th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes.
  • : Swindenland was endorsed by The Allied States of Albacria.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Swindenland.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people'.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, the government subsidizes everything from particle physics to fabric softeners.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBS Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque.
  • : Swindenland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in Swindenland, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 115 » Notyoutopia, Sinelona, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Mzeusia, New Bremerton, Katschekistan, Great Bights Mum, THX1138, Kwaj, Shibutani, Californian Redwood, Koda-Land, Aenglaland, Sundred, Selfgradatude, Yaorozu, Spartoptia, Siwale, Wineclaw, Holy Oranz, Democritus, Shin-Hachioji, Malta Comino Gozo, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Uganda Knuckles UK, PlanetPunk, Bayern-Straubing, Corfad, The United States of Romania, Oshonia, Wilkshire, Shadowrik, Universal State Formula, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, McMasterdonia, Snoodum, Lionia, Vincone Cae, Omnistria, Abject Ludicrosity, Newpromisedland, United Draconia, North Bratislava, Victoriaans Nederlands, Kasazzastan, Maovale, Former English Colony, and 65 others.The Windmilluminati, Sil Dorsett, Sakaryata, Papika, Machendel, The Iron Lions, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Agrauron, Atomic Industry Islands, Diodone, Xagill, Gladio II, Napnomadia, New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Yarecir, United North American, The Realm of Dorne, Valhalla123, Stat Artha, Sanjurika, Ka Ching, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Yukti, Outer Egorniand, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, General COE, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Buckerino, Liber-lando, Amauri, The Black Cathedral, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, Guer Aike, Bridgett, Atain, Crown Isles, The Sinclarian Provinces, Suicidistan, 1 very fast endotarter, Queen YUNo, Niradans, and Albacria.

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