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The United Federation of Changjo

“Freedom in Unity”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Changjo

Population17.426 billion

CapitalStoffels
LeaderIsak Valtersen
FaithLutheran

CurrencyKrone
AnimalRed Deer

The United Federation of Changjo is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Isak Valtersen with an iron fist, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, cynical population of 17.426 billion Changjoans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stoffels. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Changjoan economy, worth a remarkable 3,033 trillion Kroner a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 174,104 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, candidates make campaign speeches at the funerals of former rivals, and toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Changjo's national animal is the Red Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lutheran.

Changjo is ranked 1,921st in the world and 120th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 97.79 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 460thSafest: 811thLowest Crime Rates: 825thMost Advanced Public Transport: 885thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 958thHighest Average Tax Rates: 991stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,207thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,235thBest Weather: 1,359thHealthiest Citizens: 1,360thMost Influential: 1,452ndLargest Governments: 1,582ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,595thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,679thMost Developed: 1,921stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,151stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,213thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,351stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,572ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,575thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,161stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,420thHighest Economic Output: 4,774thSmartest Citizens: 5,110thMost Efficient Economies: 5,265thMost Cultured: 5,949thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,717thNicest Citizens: 6,794thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,318thMost Inclusive: 9,482ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,885thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,048thMost Secular: 10,949thLargest Populations: 11,621stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,943rdTop
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Most Pacifist: 15,094thMost Income Equality: 21,527th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 35th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 55th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 78th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 89th in the regionBest Weather: 96th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionMost Developed: 120th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 139th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 172nd in the regionLargest Populations: 197th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 206th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 221st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 246th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 291st in the regionMost Cultured: 305th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 306th in the regionNicest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 382nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 463rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 465th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 496th in the regionMost Secular: 549th in the regionMost Inclusive: 561st in the regionMost Influential: 588th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 636th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 669th in the regionMost Pacifist: 864th in the region

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