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The Heavily-Legged Strongmen of ElJefe

“Peace Through Superior Firepower!” Snorlax

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Osiris

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ElJefe

Population36.907 billion

CapitalSnorlaxia
LeaderSnorlax

CurrencyDong
AnimalDao

The Heavily-Legged Strongmen of ElJefe is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Snorlax with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, sprawling nuclear power plants, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cheerful, devout population of 36.907 billion Jefes have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snorlaxia. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The ElJefean economy, worth a remarkable 8,883 trillion Dongs a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 240,687 Dongs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is universally agreed that the first 31 issues are the only ones with humor and charm (ElJefe has found 3 easter eggs), it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, high school bands practice by moonlight, and people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ElJefe's national animal is the Dao, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

ElJefe is ranked 31,469th in the world and 1,698th in Osiris for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,143.56 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 27thHealthiest Citizens: 72ndLongest Average Lifespans: 135thMost Cultured: 231stSmartest Citizens: 309thLargest Agricultural Sector: 316thLargest Populations: 465thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 545thHighest Economic Output: 567thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,317thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,366thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,461stLowest Crime Rates: 1,469thRudest Citizens: 2,000thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,003rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,098thLargest Governments: 2,222ndSafest: 3,117thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,266thHighest Average Incomes: 3,746thLargest Mining Sector: 4,239thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,250thBest Weather: 4,348thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,103rdMost Devout: 5,427thMost Influential: 5,718thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,919thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,725thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,882ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,295thMost Stationary: 10,626thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,075thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,455thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,739thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,457thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,261stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,753rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,926thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,478th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 52nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 54th in the regionMost Influential: 61st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 66th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 69th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 125th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 154th in the regionSafest: 163rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 178th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 181st in the regionBest Weather: 189th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 216th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 239th in the regionMost Devout: 268th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 418th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 451st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 462nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 693rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 695th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 699th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 742nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 763rd in the region

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