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Best Weather: 459th Most Beautiful Environments: 743rd Least Corrupt Governments: 765th
The Free Land of
Left-Leaning College State
Know how to spell a word in more than one way.
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Free Land of Tierra de Madre is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mandela with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, anti-smoking policies, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.617 billion Tierrabytes enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dar es Salaam. The average income tax rate is 94.4%.

The large but inefficient Tierrabyte economy, worth 783 trillion Pebbles a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 53,595 Pebbles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back, the Tierrabyte Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Tierra de Madre's radio stations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tierra de Madre's national animal is the Sauropod, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tierra de Madre is ranked 1,838th in the world and 5th in Renegade Islands Alliance for Safest, scoring 141.57 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Best Weather: 459thMost Beautiful Environments: 743rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 765thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,025thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,055thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,187thNicest Citizens: 1,204thMost Pacifist: 1,271stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,467thMost Influential: 1,543rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 1,552ndSafest: 1,838thMost Cultured: 1,871stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,417thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,671stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,207thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,115thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,206thMost Stationary: 5,279thMost Inclusive: 5,567thSmartest Citizens: 6,057thLargest Populations: 6,809thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 7,988thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,646thNudest: 11,747thLargest Governments: 11,936thHighest Economic Output: 13,988thLowest Crime Rates: 15,118th
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the region

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