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The Federative Republic of Membatak

“There can never be peace without understanding.” First Speaker Leah Jimenez

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: 10000 Islands

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Membatak

Population4.316 billion

CapitalSaro
LeaderFirst Speaker Leah Jimenez

CurrencyTaki
AnimalCockatiel

The Federative Republic of Membatak is a massive, safe nation, ruled by First Speaker Leah Jimenez with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.316 billion Membatakians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saro. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Membatakian economy, worth 560 trillion Takis a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 129,878 Takis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, the internet has been placed under government control, the nation has dismantled its entire WMD arsenal, and school children asked "what is two times two?" are likely to form a symposium to discuss how different answers make them feel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Membatak's national animal is the Cockatiel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Membatak is ranked 38,223rd in the world and 419th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,759.15 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,512thMost Pacifist: 1,942ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,029thMost Influential: 2,089thNicest Citizens: 2,116thSafest: 2,285thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,804thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,847thHealthiest Citizens: 3,276thMost Inclusive: 3,328thBest Weather: 3,342ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,456thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,647thHighest Food Quality: 4,164thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,672ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,689thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,485thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,538thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,595thMost Developed: 5,991stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,410thLowest Crime Rates: 6,969thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,983rdMost Cultured: 7,893rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,114thSmartest Citizens: 8,478thLargest Governments: 9,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,323rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,430thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 13,891stMost Secular: 15,608thHighest Average Incomes: 22,163rdMost Efficient Economies: 22,444th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionSafest: 46th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 51st in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 75th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 76th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 81st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 86th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 86th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 108th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 109th in the regionMost Developed: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 130th in the region

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