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Urimel

Population12.37 billion

CapitalUr
Leaderthe Blue Duke

CurrencyTalent
AnimalUrimelian Lion

The Universal Union of Urimel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Blue Duke with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.37 billion Urim hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ur. The average income tax rate is 15.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urimelian economy, worth a remarkable 2,446 trillion Talents a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 197,736 Talents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Urimel's radio stations, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and students abandon classrooms for online education. Crime is totally unknown. Urimel's national animal is the Urimelian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Urimel is ranked 168,506th in the world and 6,244th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 3.64 Obesity Rate.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 197thLargest Publishing Industry: 504thMost Cheerful Citizens: 608thNicest Citizens: 640thMost Compassionate Citizens: 752ndBest Weather: 950thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,140thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,231stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,375thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,402ndMost Cultured: 1,482ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,566thTop
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Safest: 1,734thMost Influential: 1,849thMost Developed: 1,854thSmartest Citizens: 1,869thMost Pacifist: 1,883rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,119thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,160thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,578thHealthiest Citizens: 2,638thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,790thMost Inclusive: 2,997thMost Efficient Economies: 3,152ndMost Stationary: 4,097thHighest Economic Output: 4,530thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,120thHighest Average Incomes: 5,963rdNudest: 7,870thTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,599thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,418thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,041stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,196thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,336thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,428thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,480thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,508thMost Devout: 14,224thLowest Crime Rates: 14,532ndLargest Populations: 14,930th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionSafest: 42nd in the regionMost Developed: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49th in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Stationary: 86th in the regionMost Inclusive: 89th in the regionMost Influential: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 123rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 130th in the regionLargest Populations: 132nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 148th in the regionNudest: 163rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 216th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 256th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 282nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 291st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 357th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 369th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 372nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 374th in the regionMost Devout: 444th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 490th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 525th in the regionLargest Governments: 536th in the region

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