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The Empire of Etanur

“Per aspera ad astra”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Etanur

Population8.327 billion

Leaderthe Emperor

Currencyfuzzbutt
Animalcorgi

The Empire of Etanur is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by the Emperor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.327 billion Etanurians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Etanurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,061 trillion fuzzbutts a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 127,475 fuzzbutts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, 'I'm Coming Out' has shot to the top of the nation's music charts, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Etanur's national animal is the corgi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Etanur is ranked 888th in the world and 314th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 93,008 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 536thMost Influential: 888thTop
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Best Weather: 3,495thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,991stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,196thSafest: 4,322ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,579thMost Developed: 4,849thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,866thHealthiest Citizens: 5,137thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,188thSmartest Citizens: 6,466thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,772ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,008thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,036thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,331stMost Pacifist: 7,744thLowest Crime Rates: 8,260thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,734thNicest Citizens: 8,913thLargest Governments: 9,108thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,233rdLargest Publishing Industry: 9,791stLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,870thMost Inclusive: 10,601stTop
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Most Stationary: 11,271stMost Cultured: 11,804thMost Secular: 12,041stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,925thHighest Economic Output: 16,051stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,721stMost Efficient Economies: 17,851stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,728thHighest Average Incomes: 19,855th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 190th in the regionBest Weather: 206th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionSafest: 240th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 241st in the regionMost Stationary: 254th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 277th in the regionMost Developed: 294th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 303rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 310th in the regionMost Influential: 314th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 321st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 370th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 383rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 407th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 416th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 418th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 432nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 437th in the regionMost Pacifist: 445th in the regionLargest Governments: 456th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 509th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 509th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 511th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 547th in the regionMost Cultured: 599th in the regionLargest Populations: 623rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 632nd in the regionMost Secular: 655th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 665th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 718th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 796th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 857th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 859th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 938th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 253 » Notyoutopia, Shadowrik, Yaorozu, Sunto, Kwaj, Pallaith, Great Bights Mum, Holy Oranz, Sil Dorsett, Selfgradatude, Wineclaw, Siwale, Diodone, Yukti, Necromonia, Kelvaros Prime, New Chilokver, Buckerino, The Syca, Cloydicia, PlanetPunk, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Xentherida, Corfad, Ice and Tinian, Unsophisticate, Unimaginable Doom, Puczovska, Frances Francis the First of France, Guyomartand, Phoronu, Shibutani, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, Empy, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Zeternia, New Trisone, Sundred, United Draconia, SORT, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, and 203 others.Arstungry, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Rosewood-, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Pleroma Sans Romans, Newpromisedland, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Valhalla123, Votak Matim, Malta Comino Gozo, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Dreadton, Omnistria, Kobagia, Napnomadia, Avemterra, Bearical, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Revolutionary Sealand, Joodey, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Astronomical, Haor Chall, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Astrind, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Runeda, Daiz, Orado, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Faircliff, Gnomewatchers, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Kranostav, Pazair, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Xagill, Interdimensional Zone, Serendipita Martia, Zokk, Valentine Z, Praeceps, Volstokn, Tachycardia, Loli County, Hamerica, Fendlium, Merconitonitopia, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, Yokciq Empire, Dakota Territories, The Endless Eventide, Crader, Prevaland, Olofin, Antiyard, New Lakemba, Varola, Avastate, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Greater New America, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Xatin, Prydania, Westinor, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Frostcell, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Nordic-British Union, Aoncarpa, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Libertania Democratica, The Calabash Protectorate, Yalgora, Kocherian, Seanat, Brucklania, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Innocentic, New Jamgra, Xyrron, Aeolist, Madjack, Kragsgale, Xipher, Simone Republic, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Eslatani, Illusia and Neverendia, Buckhem, Principia Mathematica, Eastern Cous Empria, WeKnow, Andexia, Ihsan, U S Eh, Tukayyiad, Walter Jackson, The English Alliance, Terrax, Vesuva, The Greylands, Termathe, The True Frog, Solskjar, Tunofferia, Vexilia, Sciency Advancement, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, The Sinclarian Provinces, States of Asra, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Noesantara, Heilhum Imperius, Zaeli, Singamadri, The Holy Rysican Empire, TJUN-ia, The Discipled, Texas States, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Sattelbach, Wooleystan, Maclare, Draconian Progression, Tyroshh, Tyirza, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Axolotlus, Nouvelle-Floride, Moszce-Walvard, Jestings, Eywaan, Nuevo Navarre, Glanst, Hardscrabble, Outer Shenendoah, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Rozarus, Frahnkzaden, Lulubellia, Sopernia, Abonland, A Die, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Kureizen, Republica Guilleana, New Ecronentia, Venicea, Religioncord, Ofrettia, Great Robertia, Bankowiata, Pytong, Kazoo Basin, The Unified Missourtama States, Dai Nippon Yamato, and Ozstan.

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