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Largest Publishing Industry: 429th Largest Populations: 585th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,073rd
The Federated Democratic States of
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Unity Through Respect
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Population31.045 billion



The Federated Democratic States of Xanthal is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The democratic, cheerful population of 31.045 billion Xanthalians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olink. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Xanthalian economy, worth a remarkable 4,258 trillion quinaults a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,156 quinaults, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, people unhook their phones at night to escape a never-ending barrage of phone calls, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million quinaults of property damage, and noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xanthal's national animal is the fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Xanthal is ranked 168,081st in the world and 85th in SPACE for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -31.82 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 429thLargest Populations: 585thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,073rdHighest Economic Output: 1,506thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,774thSafest: 1,949thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,166thSmartest Citizens: 2,435thMost Developed: 2,587thBest Weather: 3,178thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,215thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,466thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,552ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,200thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,016thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,027thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,694thMost Cultured: 6,703rdTop
Most Influential: 9,043rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,211thNicest Citizens: 10,856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,545thLargest Governments: 13,075thHealthiest Citizens: 13,097thMost Pacifist: 13,498thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,529thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,944thHighest Average Incomes: 14,936thNudest: 14,969thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,981stMost Secular: 16,463rdMost Inclusive: 16,680th
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the region

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