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The Free Land of Esthe

“You darn kids, get off my lawn!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
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Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: The North Pacific



Population454 million

CapitalGet well soon big owl


The Free Land of Esthe is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, prohibition of alcohol, and frequent executions. The compassionate population of 454 million Pandas Of Aragon 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 government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Get well soon big owl. The average income tax rate is 45.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Aragonish economy, worth 34.2 trillion Hus a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,420 Hus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Vegetables are crisper thanks to CRISPR, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry, and politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esthe's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Esthe is ranked 58,434th in the world and 2,797th in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 17.35 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most Pacifist: 8,435thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,017thMost Inclusive: 16,089thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,646thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,566thHealthiest Citizens: 17,890thNicest Citizens: 18,358thMost Cultured: 21,046thSafest: 22,047thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,591st
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 485th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 495th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 730th in the regionMost Inclusive: 930th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 943rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 959th in the region

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