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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,116th Most Influential: 1,752nd Safest: 4,262nd
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Lets build a better world
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Themask

Population5.56 billion

CapitalSomebodyStopMe
LeaderLeader

CurrencyYellow mask
AnimalMonkey

The Empire of Themask is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 5.56 billion Themaskians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of SomebodyStopMe. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Themaskian economy, worth 636 trillion Yellow masks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,518 Yellow masks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

A faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles distance from the National Science Park, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Themask's national animal is the Monkey, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Themask is ranked 4,262nd in the world and 200th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 130.77 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,116thMost Influential: 1,752ndTop
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Safest: 4,262ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,781stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,321stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,346thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,759thMost Developed: 12,004thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,108thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,291stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,639thLowest Crime Rates: 12,835thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,909thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,483rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,768thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,932ndLargest Governments: 15,227thBest Weather: 16,539thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,577thMost Cultured: 16,876thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,461stMost Efficient Economies: 18,329th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 189th in the regionSafest: 200th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 313th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 472nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 479th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 539th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 555th in the regionLargest Populations: 576th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 593rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 620th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 625th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 658th in the regionLargest Governments: 666th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 669th in the regionMost Developed: 684th in the regionMost Influential: 700th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 711th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 788th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 798th in the regionMost Cultured: 838th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 864th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 881st in the regionBest Weather: 900th in the regionMost Stationary: 918th in the region

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