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The Kingdom of Efectivstan

“Primum est potentia”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population6.491 billion



The Kingdom of Efectivstan is a colossal, genial nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 6.491 billion Efectivstanians 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 enormous government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Turing. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Efectivstanian economy, worth 605 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 93,214 booleans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site, Efectivstan's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison, and traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers. 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 580th in the world and 402nd in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 197 Valid Endorsements.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 271stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 580thMost Influential: 978thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,621stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,372ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,039thBest Weather: 7,161stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,781stMost Pacifist: 8,259thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,056thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,427thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,731stSafest: 9,911thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,281stNicest Citizens: 10,316thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,526thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,714thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,993rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,439thMost Stationary: 12,460thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,681stMost Inclusive: 13,309thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,525thLowest Crime Rates: 14,116thNudest: 15,168thLargest Governments: 15,802nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 195th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 220th in the regionMost Stationary: 312th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 342nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 354th in the regionMost Influential: 366th in the regionBest Weather: 383rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 402nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 419th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 423rd in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 456th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 480th in the regionNudest: 490th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 506th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 509th in the regionSafest: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 547th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 559th in the regionNicest Citizens: 577th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 590th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 602nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 653rd in the regionLargest Populations: 675th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 703rd in the regionLargest Governments: 738th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 749th in the regionMost Inclusive: 770th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 800th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 821st in the regionMost Cultured: 850th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 197 » Notyoutopia, Unimaginable Doom, Avalon, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Xentherida, Guslantis, Siwale, Holy Oranz, Selfgradatude, Alice Gardens, Pallaith, Kwaj, PlanetPunk, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Yukti, Necromonia, Kelvaros Prime, New Chilokver, Buckerino, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Aroa, Unsophisticate, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, The Syca, Eglise Sainte Eve, Ozstan, Puczovska, Atain, East Supple Lund, Phoronu, Shibutani, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, and 147 others.The Gamer Party, Q w e r t y, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Zeternia, Ethnon, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, Empy, United Draconia, SORT, Hyperbanus, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Bananaaaaa, New Bremerton, Valhalla123, Mercandia, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Spartoptia, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Votak Matim, Malta Comino Gozo, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Amauri, Kobagia, Federation Terra Australis, Napnomadia, Outer Egorniand, Avemterra, Bearical, Warsaw-Halicz, Ninjak30, Lunallian, Hong Kong Empire, Wunderstrafanstalt, Plumas, Black Templares, Zumlandia, Steraz, The South Falls, Torakuen, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zemnaya Svoboda, Joodey, Egalico, Solmetria, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Acrabinnia, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Xandarnia, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Aratani, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, Elder Realms, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Sockmanland, Brettenia, Penrith, Runeda, Cuyan, Daiz, Lindsaystan, Orado, The Tampa Bay Rays, Juggernautilus, Tamgu, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Moisus, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, Abject Ludicrosity, Orven, Delmak, Faircliff, Ponantine, Racoda, Solskjar, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Altamonte, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, Kranostav, Neworva, Xagill, Germanic Araya, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Parmovand, Eravonia, and Ravendi.