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Most Valuable International Artwork: 119thLargest Populations: 469thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,569th
The Hive Mind of
New York Times Democracy
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Meridian Zero
Eminence Grise
Founder / Field Tester
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population36.724 billion

CapitalTest City
LeaderMeridian Zero

Animal★★★ nautilus ★★★

The Hive Mind of Testlandia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Meridian Zero with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 36.724 billion Testlandians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Test City. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Testlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,165 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 58,958 denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, and future leaders of Testlandia regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Testlandia's national animal is the ★★★ nautilus ★★★, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Neo-Violetism.

Testlandia is ranked 17,092nd in the world and 5th in Testregionia for Most Stationary, with 982.87328068292 Days.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 119thLargest Populations: 469thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,569thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,805thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,833rdBest Weather: 3,962ndLargest Black Market: 6,097thHighest Economic Output: 6,621stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,830thMost Cultured: 8,324thMost Influential: 8,628thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,072ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13,306thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,619thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,381stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,740thSmartest Citizens: 15,324thSafest: 17,034thMost Stationary: 17,092ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,243rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,522nd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Testlandia published "API Test" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Testlandia published "UTF8" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia voted for The Empire of Kuriko in the General Election.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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