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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



Population8.284 billion



The Kingdom of Efectivstan is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 8.284 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 enormous government 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 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Efectivstanian economy, worth 768 trillion booleans a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,807 booleans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, Leader is famed for giving great back rubs, and sections of the police receive paramilitary training. 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 194,442nd in the world and 8,478th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.81 Crimes Per Hour.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 290thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 775thMost Influential: 1,143rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,641stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,654thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,674thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,140thBest Weather: 6,414thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,693rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,332ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,494thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,242ndSafest: 9,545thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,710thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,716thMost Pacifist: 9,761stTop
Most Stationary: 10,941stNicest Citizens: 11,353rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,552ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,011thLowest Crime Rates: 12,785thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,854thMost Inclusive: 14,246thLargest Governments: 15,015thMost Cultured: 15,301stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,760thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,766thSmartest Citizens: 17,994thMost Developed: 18,825thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,501st
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 199th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 209th in the regionMost Stationary: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 275th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 314th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 316th in the regionBest Weather: 357th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 373rd in the regionMost Influential: 452nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 456th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 475th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 511th in the regionSafest: 525th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 537th in the regionMost Pacifist: 558th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 585th in the regionNudest: 614th in the regionLargest Populations: 615th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 626th in the regionNicest Citizens: 635th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 638th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 674th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 697th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 708th in the regionLargest Governments: 723rd in the regionMost Cultured: 760th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 809th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 840th in the regionMost Inclusive: 840th in the region

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