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Most Valuable International Artwork: 181stRudest Citizens: 1,899thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,929th
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The Oblong Collective

Population9.702 billion

LeaderPremier Fup Fritzkizen
FaithThe Church of Monty Python

CurrencyOblong Credit
AnimalSpace Manatee

The Interstellar Republic of The Oblong Collective is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier Fup Fritzkizen with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.702 billion Oblongis hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Plonk-Ploon. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Oblong economy, worth a remarkable 2,281 trillion Oblong Credits 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 significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 235,172 Oblong Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, trespassers entering Premier Fup Fritzkizen's office are immediately vaporized, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning, and waste is frequently shipped to other countries. Crime is totally unknown. The Oblong Collective's national animal is the Space Manatee, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Church of Monty Python.

The Oblong Collective is ranked 9,603rd in the world and 2nd in Weyard for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 11,070.31 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 181stRudest Citizens: 1,899thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,929thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,221stMost Inclusive: 2,226thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,533rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,361stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,465thHighest Food Quality: 3,475thSmartest Citizens: 3,720thLargest Governments: 3,766thMost Developed: 3,831stHighest Average Incomes: 4,716thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,769thMost Cultured: 4,910thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,617thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,597thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,128thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,547thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,633rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,642ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,927thHighest Economic Output: 8,130thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,057thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,316thNicest Citizens: 9,584thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,603rdSafest: 9,822ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,380thLowest Crime Rates: 10,587thNudest: 11,385thMost Patriotic: 11,671stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,869thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,933rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,083rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,536thMost Stationary: 13,092ndLargest Retail Industry: 13,161stTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 15,519thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,569thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,808thMost Influential: 19,975th

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