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The Free Land of Stumptopia

“If you wanna try it out, Try it out.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Lazarus

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Stumptopia

Population1.019 billion

CurrencySchmeckle
Animalpuffin

The Free Land of Stumptopia is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.019 billion Stumptopians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. The average income tax rate is 78.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Stumptopian economy, worth 45.3 trillion Schmeckles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 44,497 Schmeckles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A vast monorail network carries people all over the country, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned, extreme political groups are outlawed, and even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stumptopia's national animal is the puffin, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Stumptopia is ranked 21,136th in the world and 1,034th in Lazarus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 52.91 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Influential: 4,270thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,285thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,348thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,519thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,443rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,967thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,851stBest Weather: 17,045thNicest Citizens: 17,282ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,839thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,108thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,134thMost Inclusive: 18,814thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,298th
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Most Influential: 146th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 356th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 377th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 502nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 645th in the region

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