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The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium

Ransium was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 236

“Semper Virens”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: Forest

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Ransium

Population34.383 billion

CapitalMangrove City
LeaderScipio
FaithMangrovism

CurrencyCloyn
AnimalTiger Shark

The United Mangrove Archipelago of Ransium is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Scipio with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 34.383 billion Ransites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Environment, although Healthcare, Social Policy, and Industry are also considered important, while Education and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mangrove City. The average income tax rate is 97.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Ransiumian economy, worth a remarkable 7,337 trillion Cloyns a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 213,416 Cloyns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's green cities are indeed concrete jungles, the hit new medical TV show "Home" prominently features the brand of painkiller the lead doctor is addicted to, academics have a bone to pick with free market entrepreneurs, and factories place endangered birds in their rafters in pursuit of government protections. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ransium's national animal is the Tiger Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Mangrovism.

Ransium is ranked 257,764th in the world and 365th in Forest for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -49.06 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rdBest Weather: 6thMost Beautiful Environments: 31stMost Ignorant Citizens: 72ndHealthiest Citizens: 75thLongest Average Lifespans: 94thMost Influential: 98thMost Valuable International Artwork: 165thMost Primitive: 209thMost Advanced Public Transport: 227thHighest Crime Rates: 272ndMost Rebellious Youth: 327thMost Stationary: 334thMost Cheerful Citizens: 448thLargest Black Market: 580thMost Armed: 585thMost Subsidized Industry: 915thHighest Economic Output: 1,233rdNicest Citizens: 1,571stLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,586thLargest Governments: 1,793rdLargest Populations: 1,914thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,047thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,422ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,775thMost Inclusive: 3,000thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,233rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,241stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,667thMost Pacifist: 5,102ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,116thHighest Average Incomes: 6,236thMost Devout: 7,503rdRudest Citizens: 7,889thHighest Food Quality: 8,401stMost Efficient Economies: 8,649th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Primitive: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 35th in the region

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