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The Empire of Etanur

“Per aspera ad astra”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Etanur

Population7.863 billion

Leaderthe Emperor

Currencyfuzzbutt
Animalcorgi

The Empire of Etanur is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by the Emperor with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 7.863 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 isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Etanurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,014 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 128,975 fuzzbutts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Group hugs break out during floor votes, the government seizes private property for the 'good of the people', the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only, and the government funds large training centres to turn corgis into functioning members of society. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 107,740th in the world and 5,375th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,377.17 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 572ndMost Influential: 1,021stTop
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Best Weather: 3,881stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,098thSafest: 4,407thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,537thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,653rdMost Developed: 4,902ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,222ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,253rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,290thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,656thSmartest Citizens: 6,558thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,878thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,913thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,215thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,227thMost Pacifist: 7,995thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,549thLowest Crime Rates: 8,718thLargest Governments: 9,413thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,421stNicest Citizens: 9,424thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,991stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,365thTop
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Most Inclusive: 10,958thMost Stationary: 11,576thMost Secular: 11,728thMost Cultured: 12,694thHighest Economic Output: 16,512thMost Efficient Economies: 17,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,424thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,105thHighest Average Incomes: 19,123rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,501st
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Most Advanced Public Education: 196th in the regionBest Weather: 217th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 218th in the regionSafest: 234th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 249th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 254th in the regionMost Stationary: 265th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 286th in the regionMost Developed: 298th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 306th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 319th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 328th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 364th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 368th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 375th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 385th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 386th in the regionMost Influential: 389th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 408th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 409th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 421st in the regionMost Pacifist: 431st in the regionLargest Governments: 459th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 509th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 519th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 519th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 555th in the regionMost Cultured: 597th in the regionMost Inclusive: 606th in the regionLargest Populations: 638th in the regionMost Secular: 639th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 757th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 777th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 818th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 830th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 877th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 894th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 976th in the region

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