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The Disputed Territories of Nisastria

“The hamster is dead, but the wheel is spinning”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.423 billion

LeaderTemalton the Great


The Disputed Territories of Nisastria is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Temalton the Great with an even hand, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.423 billion Nisastrians 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, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rhotob. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Nisastrian economy, worth 383 trillion bitcoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is 70,767 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, the WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, and the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nisastria's national animal is the merkat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nisastria is ranked 99,085th in the world and 2,962nd in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 178 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 907thMost Influential: 1,263rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,199thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,461stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,191stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,609thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,338thTop
Nicest Citizens: 7,571stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,312thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,910thMost Pacifist: 9,644thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,717thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,832ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,980thMost Cultured: 11,040thMost Secular: 11,249thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,570thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,639thSafest: 12,400thMost Inclusive: 13,433rdMost Stationary: 14,704thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,755thBest Weather: 14,835th
Largest Welfare Programs: 204th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 231st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 245th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 282nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 317th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 385th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 417th in the regionNicest Citizens: 447th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 498th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 508th in the regionMost Influential: 512th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 528th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 532nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 539th in the regionMost Cultured: 561st in the regionNudest: 602nd in the regionMost Secular: 608th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 634th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 641st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 651st in the regionSafest: 681st in the region

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