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The Kingdom of Efectivstan

“Primum est potentia”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population9.483 billion



The Kingdom of Efectivstan is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical population of 9.483 billion Efectivstanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turing. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Efectivstanian economy, worth 866 trillion booleans a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 91,385 booleans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and the only places to see crocodiles now are at local zoos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Efectivstan's national animal is the crocodile, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Efectivstan is ranked 152,906th in the world and 6,405th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.59 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 713thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 818thMost Influential: 1,238thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,564thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,071stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,255thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,423rdBest Weather: 5,504thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,749thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,360thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,666thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,330thSafest: 9,432ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,456thMost Pacifist: 9,583rdMost Stationary: 10,258thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,388thNicest Citizens: 10,854thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,289thHealthiest Citizens: 11,896thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,627thLowest Crime Rates: 12,768thMost Inclusive: 14,411thLargest Governments: 14,816thMost Cultured: 16,431stMost Developed: 17,019thSmartest Citizens: 17,778thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,936thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,071stHighest Economic Output: 21,094thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,755th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 29th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 221st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 224th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 265th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 273rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 327th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 384th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 404th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 483rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 505th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 537th in the regionSafest: 537th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 550th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 553rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 554th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 568th in the regionNicest Citizens: 618th in the regionLargest Populations: 645th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 648th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 661st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 670th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 681st in the regionNudest: 689th in the regionLargest Governments: 737th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 810th in the regionMost Cultured: 837th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 841st in the regionMost Inclusive: 857th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 931st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 933rd in the regionMost Developed: 940th in the region

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