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The Democratic Republic of Conteria

“Knowledge is the beacon of democracy”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Conteria

Population1.217 billion

Currencycontes
Animalfalcon

The Democratic Republic of Conteria is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.217 billion Conterians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 46.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Conterian economy, worth 80.4 trillion conteses a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 66,032 conteses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Conteria's national animal is the falcon.

Conteria is ranked 156,526th in the world and 7,117th in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 49.5 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 981stMost Influential: 1,530thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,113thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,287thTop
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Safest: 10,618thMost Pacifist: 11,117thLargest Insurance Industry: 19,667th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 458th in the regionTop
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Safest: 583rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 614th in the regionMost Influential: 617th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 666th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 670th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 854th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 189 » Notyoutopia, Corfad, El Fiji Grande, Ethnon, Centromuria, Shibutani, Pazair, Siwale, Pallaith, Territorio di Nessuno, Guer Aike, Empy, Newpromisedland, The Rhein States, Dabarastan, The Endless Eventide, Hamerica, Napnomadia, Great Bights Mum, Wineclaw, Seenvorland, Koda-Land, Yaorozu, Loli County, Vincone Cae, Zumlandia, Praeceps, Sea Ghost, Interdimensional Zone, Joodey, Holy Oranz, Zyvetskistaahn, McMasterdonia, Orado, Frances Francis the First of France, Noahs Second Country, MiaryBhalzhack, Lemonbiscuits, The Stratosphere Islands, Glurponia, Dakota Territories, Sundred, Dar es Saalam, Dreadton, North Bratislava, Xagill, United Kahndaq, Abject Ludicrosity, Valentine Z, Sunto, and 139 others.Daiz, Selfgradatude, Abonland, Eraver, Fendlium, Diodone, PotatoFarmers, Zecit, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Gnomewatchers, Shadowrik, Votak Matim, Omnistria, Eschatosia, Xyrron, Tachycardia, Ravendi, The New Communist Republic Of States, The Tampa Bay Rays, Loutsland, Runeda, Steampunk Ariel, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Clan Spaniel, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Windmilluminati, Prevaland, Valhalla123, Anungu, Crader, Sil Dorsett, Ihese, Malta Comino Gozo, Woodsend, Yokciq Empire, Plangainer, Xentherida, SORT, Nisastria, Kranostav, Avastate, Antiyard, The Iron Lions, New Lakemba, Varola, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Ereena, Greater New America, Wisconsota, Hyphen, New Octicarg, Schnuftelland, Maott, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Kasazzastan, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Serendipita Martia, Zeternia, The Most Freedom Ever, Aeolist, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Fayyayid, Wilkshire, Frostcell, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Termathe, Former English Colony, Prydania, I Like Killing people, The Calabash Protectorate, TyGerria, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Yalgora, Kocherian, Simone Republic, Ihsan, Seanat, Cowbridge, Libertania Democratica, Pizza Squared, Brucklania, Arichia, Highton Islands, Damsmel, Unimaginable Doom, New Jamgra, Irunjarai, Madjack, Principia Mathematica, Kragsgale, Mardessa, Xipher, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Buckhem, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Innocentic, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Moubarakistan, Ultra777, U S Eh, Godwanna, Frahnkzaden, Heilhum Imperius, Dechire par la Guerre, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Draconian Progression, Therizia, Aerilia, Morover, Eywaan, Cretox State, Harjad, Nouvelle-Floride, Amprak, Glanst, Comfed, Outer Shenendoah, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Rozarus, Lulubellia, and Hardscrabble.

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