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The United Federation of Changjo

“Freedom in Unity”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population15.595 billion

LeaderIsak Valtersen

AnimalRed Deer

The United Federation of Changjo is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Isak Valtersen with an iron fist, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 15.595 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, socially-minded 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 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Changjoan economy, worth a remarkable 2,705 trillion Kroner a year, is quite 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 173,500 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, theories abound over why conspiracy theorists are being arrested, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, and Changjo's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. 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 78,205th in the world and 3,972nd in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 21.46 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 374thLowest Crime Rates: 832ndSafest: 837thMost Advanced Public Transport: 972ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,021stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,261stMost Influential: 1,281stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,304thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,330thHealthiest Citizens: 1,396thLargest Governments: 1,586thBest Weather: 1,622ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,751stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,768thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,038thTop
Most Developed: 2,170thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,186thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,340thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,556thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,579thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,669thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,071stHighest Economic Output: 4,822ndSmartest Citizens: 5,100thMost Efficient Economies: 5,186thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,294thNicest Citizens: 6,422ndMost Cultured: 6,501stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,435thMost Inclusive: 9,197thHighest Average Incomes: 9,281stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,481stTop
Most Secular: 10,656thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,666thLargest Populations: 11,955thMost Pacifist: 13,943rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18,999th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionSafest: 50th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 67th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 72nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 76th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 79th in the regionLargest Governments: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 100th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 109th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 113th in the regionMost Developed: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 132nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 141st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 155th in the regionLargest Populations: 166th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 180th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 194th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 279th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 288th in the regionMost Cultured: 312th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 335th in the regionNicest Citizens: 355th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 360th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 445th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 460th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 524th in the regionMost Inclusive: 536th in the regionMost Secular: 580th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 633rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 769th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 921st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Changjo was endorsed by The Republic of Votak Matim.
  • : Following new legislation in Changjo, Changjo's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Changjo, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card.
  • : Changjo was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Changjo was endorsed by The Reino of Godwanna.
  • : Following new legislation in Changjo, theories abound over why conspiracy theorists are being arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in Changjo, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Changjo, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards.
  • : Changjo endorsed The Federation of U S Eh.
  • : Changjo was endorsed by The Federation of U S Eh.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 115 » Corfad, McMasterdonia, Guer Aike, Fauzjhia, Damsmel, Siwale, Wit Noreis, Frances Francis the First of France, Hopsin, Malta Comino Gozo, Newpromisedland, Hamerica, New Jamgra, Arichia, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Zzozona, Territorio di Nessuno, Ethnon, Prydania, El Fiji Grande, New Lakemba, Yaorozu, Empy, Noahs Second Country, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sikol, Yamantau, Omnistria, Joodey, Lux Conos, Notyoutopia, Borsukia, Lionia, Ihese, Great Bights Mum, Libertania Democratica, Daiz, Koda-Land, Dreadton, Wineclaw, Plutayah, Dar es Saalam, The Teddy, Interdimensional Zone, Pallaith, Pazair, Abject Ludicrosity, Saperisole, Kulgatha, and 65 others.PotatoFarmers, Sundred, Solcius, Sunto, Confederacy of Antarctica, North Bratislava, Dabarastan, Valhalla123, The New Cordian Empire, Hoglands, Loutsland, Kocherian, Westinor, Xyrron, Highton Islands, Schnuftelland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Selfgradatude, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Former English Colony, Aeolist, Corn Virus, 1 very fast endotarter, Zumlandia, Madjack, Clan Spaniel, Ravendi, Sil Dorsett, Joevala, Hipstoll, The Calabash Protectorate, Castle Federation, Seanat, The Iron Lions, Zeternia, Eschatosia, Kranostav, Ihsan, Kragsgale, Praeceps, Brucklania, Xipher, Kenaniahistan, Valentine Z, Simone Republic, Xagill, Franklin Jacksons Canada, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Buckhem, Illusia and Neverendia, Maclare, Erubetia, Principia Mathematica, Ultra777, United Kahndaq, Andexia, WeKnow, Arbor Marshes, Eastern Cous Empria, Yokciq Empire, Moubarakistan, U S Eh, Godwanna, and Votak Matim.

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