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The God of Factbooks of Esplandia

“Until the End, Never Broken”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Esplandia

Population11.048 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderEmperor Irwin IV
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The God of Factbooks of Esplandia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Irwin IV with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.048 billion Esplandians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,732 trillion Crown Florents a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 156,776 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, being wrong on the internet has been classified as digital terrorism, the Karthied Film Festival recently voted 'Esplandian Getting Hit By Football' as best film, and loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 9,952nd in the world and 489th in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 32.68 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 123rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 312thMost Influential: 556thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,929thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,332ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,222ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,908thLargest Black Market: 4,111thLargest Retail Industry: 4,171stMost Efficient Economies: 4,448thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,078thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,129thMost Cultured: 5,132ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,246thMost Developed: 6,836thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,372ndMost Stationary: 7,460thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,756thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,834thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,460thHighest Economic Output: 9,136thLargest Governments: 9,952ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,593rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,076thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,187thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,266thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,712thHighest Average Incomes: 12,218thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,574thBest Weather: 14,896thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,605thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,358thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,039th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 139th in the regionMost Stationary: 150th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 177th in the regionMost Influential: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 190th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 207th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 243rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 243rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 245th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 249th in the regionMost Cultured: 264th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 284th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 306th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 415th in the regionMost Developed: 418th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 418th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 427th in the regionLargest Populations: 431st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 457th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 461st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 485th in the regionLargest Governments: 489th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 574th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 601st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 614th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 642nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 648th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 652nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 679th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 702nd in the regionBest Weather: 829th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 990th in the region

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