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The Artamvian Idyllic Nation of Modra

“Brskutu Brtambah Mutu”

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

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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Modra

Population9.125 billion

CapitalJlbu
FaithMadd

CurrencyGold coins
Animalbat

The Artamvian Idyllic Nation of Modra is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 9.125 billion Modrans 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jlbu. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 87.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Modran economy, worth a remarkable 1,539 trillion Gold coins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 168,732 Gold coins, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

The recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Leader, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and Leader's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Modra's national animal is the bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Madd.

Modra is ranked 28,996th in the world and 907th in The East Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 79.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 298thMost Influential: 628thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,178thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,264thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,690thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,970thMost Cultured: 3,188thMost Developed: 3,437thSmartest Citizens: 3,545thBest Weather: 3,752ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,337thHealthiest Citizens: 4,622ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,423rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,620thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,666thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,723rdMost Pacifist: 5,786thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,560thLowest Crime Rates: 6,670thMost Efficient Economies: 6,744thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,475thNicest Citizens: 7,633rdLargest Governments: 7,687thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,371stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,450thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,174thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,564thSafest: 9,911thHighest Average Incomes: 10,003rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,347thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,902ndMost Inclusive: 13,993rdLargest Retail Industry: 20,155th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 35th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 85th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 101st in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionBest Weather: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 127th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 151st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 163rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 185th in the regionLargest Governments: 194th in the regionMost Pacifist: 195th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 203rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 210th in the regionLargest Populations: 224th in the regionNicest Citizens: 235th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 246th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 247th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 248th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 260th in the regionSafest: 324th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 401st in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 443rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 495th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 611th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 666th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 760th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Modra, Leader's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support.
  • : Following new legislation in Modra, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Following new legislation in Modra, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued.
  • : Following new legislation in Modra, the recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of Leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Modra, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight.
  • : Modra voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".
  • : Following new legislation in Modra, Jlbu's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Modra, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Modra endorsed The Democratic Republic of Amihan.
  • : Modra endorsed The Queendom of Greater Frost.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 353 » Marrabuk, La xinga, Eagas, H-Zhena, Brotherland, Rhealaliit, BearStackof2015, Dragons Blood, Pakitsk, VW53Aland, Kangarawa, Socialist Holy American Empire, Kyrloth, East Malaysia, Someseni, Republic of Berzerkistan, Am Echad, Wiranath, Arkantis, Elejamie, Talitoa, Kelsyth, Chria Deau, Lanagon, Headpat Central, North Insomnia, Imperial Akatsuki, Adavan, Southern Yugoslavia, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Slys Paws, Dark Edgyness, A Slanted Black Stripe, Evrigenis, Grossvietnam, Riveraland, Adolanta, Interdimensional Waifus, Seri Tai Republic, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Unger under over, CopyCato, Tshana, Layngderfleethe, Biggstonia, Federated States of Zootron, Iodinia, Euricanis, Ayaupia, Dracacre, and 303 others.Bai Lung, 3 14159265358979323846264, Kilkire, Kriov, Janoobi Jazair, Servants of Gizmo, Hokolokia, Drunken Seal Islands, Bakaworld, Impia Aghte, Sanah, Swiftwhiskers, Davinhia, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Taurora, La Isla Nueva, Ridann, New Liberitad, Wanabe, Goodnamesarerare, Kucia, Galve, Solis Ortis, Nigon, Broengtopia, Cameronia Excellentia, The Almighty Country, Kyrtizhan, Kaigi, CheeseBurrito, Urimel, Under Sea Desert, Qui sequuntur somnia, Kalaratri, Dirty Americans, Greater Felter, ArenaC, Harro Waarudho, Stellar Colonies, Werglum, Rokaku, Western Pakistan, Mahatakutana, Arkalarius, Enlil, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Lyontisia, The Solar Ottomans, Monezambique, Lorynia, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Chols Worithopia, Kublam, Rainbow Vests, Slonful, Saku Han Union, Sycona, Propwash, Dragonia, Endertopias, Matdor, Gemlon, Aeljae, Akorial, Freedomindia, New Terabithia, Chubaka, Zang0, Abtracnt, Bharatewa, Tuvaltastan, Sansangra, FreedomIand, Liberstankonia, Edmontia, The Death Syndicate, The Militarius Imperium, Merlovich, Arouran, Jahad Empire, Khvetsch, The State of McDonalds, The Three States of Fortuna, Firenation91, New Bradenia Ghost, The island of Kiria, New Birblands, Kario and Nix, Enou, Bytes, Brethren, Monix, Warren democracy, Zukchiva, Pekweng, Morrowine, Chrootangtonia, France Occidentale, Malayku, Holy Alasia Orozen, Tesseratum, Zanottilandia, Teddington, God in the world, Deurthe, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Acronis, Kulilk, Icelandic Imperium, Dratava, Citergue, Monteconstance, Sen Jast, Great Algerstonia, HinduRashtr, The Empire of Rijelv, St Guilders Gate, ReeK, United Edwards, Moewland, Trimmania, Narinoland, Slongs, Jyzeria, Airrajul, The New Tace, Martonica, Calbee, Joundia, Schrebia, Trulu, Tretrid, Bermadia, Libertanny, Axdel, Generousity, Vaskeden, Lingu, Raunch, Plazland, Hexyia, North West Sutherland, Tassirion, Lundenia, Abethia, Antserso, Ripsylvania, Coruh, Rohanland, BuciLand, Staynes, The Eternal Land of Jong, Chalan, The Argos Federation, Rage Mage, The Earth Systems Alliance, Sokala, Khadah, Lilisk, Didusland, Technocratic Tagalog, XK-Class, Jakubonia, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, Paulo Vulpes, Greater New Cassandra, Oofery, Order of the saint Dumas, Sovietsoyuz, Roissyland, Quinto Piano, Bynzich, Lurolona, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, West Akhzaristan, United Altancian, Pasedonia, New South Hope, Sancta Pannonia, SecularNorth, United Dirtpile, Equatannia, New Pontiac, Fellon, Terra Occulus, Philville2, Savorca, Amabilis, Valkyron Union, Luisagna, Pureian, Fuflix workers union, Alderaciea, Bysios, CANZUK 1, Kazukiyama, Vanzeria, Belora Gyles, Washingtonian Order, Azureano, Quail Empire, ReReReRepublic, Army of Chaos, Jamitri, Debluu, Isanastivia, Camdyn Islands, Deciduos, Social Anarchist State, Mensv2, Merkez, LewdLauria, Lostwill, Collective Individualism, Konouj, Ribanzi, Arilokina, Yuritoria, Soul Stream, Our Gods, Gemmena, The Northernlands, Turbo Bolt, Deertia, Sudhiria, Byni Pax, Nevertopia, West Nagato, New Ailartsua, The Jamlandias, Skaivania, Litodor, Kotawia, Tseriesiscoming, Worthless Miracles, Yossito II, Wisdoms and Knowledges, Koumintang Republic, Lantros, New Sat Nixiis, Stadacon, Kianhua, Celiost, Lornlandis, Arcady-Asclepia, Kristanya, Forgottan, New Amerindia, Filipopol, Pastellene, New Mainz, Rythawelerzi, Korktopia, Neue Leipzig, Survivoristan, Calmarya, The New Republic Capitalist Of Liberlon, Siddiftopia, Bullpups, Syriusz, Flench, A mean old man, Distro-Spartica, BTProductions, Trinatium, Vishwa, Centrical Union, JohorRiau, Andratesburg, Loyalists Rebel, LINAM, Noreds Thereneuthene, Tholder Etehal, Santa Dystopia, West Allastivina, Vorztovia, Chriona, Tolis, Taapi, Kingdom of Palau and other Constituents, The Holy Utopian Republic, Castle Federation, Polenishia, Felsinki, Hertogenbosch, Gyp Land, BattleCats, Gallisers, Ornstein the Dragonslayer, Raiu East, Qampele, MoFred, Reschaters, Hendersonia, Lalkneulkinceordia, Teocallintzin, Ankras, Samaltak True, Davedukili, New Maiya, and Refuge Isle.

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