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The Principality of Xernon

“Molding the Future”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Thaecia

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Xernon

Population1.591 billion

CapitalDiVora

CurrencyFranc
AnimalMockingbird

The Principality of Xernon is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.591 billion Xernonians 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of DiVora. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Xernonian economy, worth 49.9 trillion Francs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Trout Farming, and Soda Sales. Average income is 31,336 Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, Leader has just been declared ruler of Xernon in an international press conference, and the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xernon's national animal is the Mockingbird, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Xernon is ranked 61,484th in the world and 143rd in Thaecia for Most Cultured, scoring 67 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,375thTop
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Most Influential: 1,788thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,082ndMost Primitive: 14,937th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » Marie Byrd, Rumors, Titanne, Andusre, Lemonadia, The Marconian State, Pacara, The Reich Line, Orotigre, Chatsland, Conasta, Broustan, Werwere, Boreia, Greater Conexus, Islonia, Liberty et Justice, Rhyssua, Fishergate, Atlantis27, Freytoria, Duras, Rayekka, ElBaron, Behniastan, Levantx, Teonage, Rhebudar, Indian Genius, European Technocratic Union, Ermica, South Mouse Island, Aysal, Saint Alban Islands, The Majors, The Grand Workers, The Federation of Sojetustandritchriah, United States of Edingbridge, YakkosWorld, Golden York, Quellestromania, Anglo Europa, Stanlaren, Shoila, 3Precent, Nation of Orchid, Joshua Winter, Akrafjall, The Stars in Daylight, Catlin, and 62 others.Ilefeb, Man and goat land, Brussel Hamlets, The Islamic Country of Honour, Malgudie, Kirvatia, Sketchania, Brapallia, Theophilonia, Barats Moroodna, Pundungnagara, The Greater Ohio Valley, Paropia, The Court Of Garnica, Pepertix, Cinnabari, ASEAN Nations, East Terentopia, World Trade, Erythrean, Opaina, Roxando, Fredestatia, Izan770, Antenion, South Creekside, Taralania, Marnobyl, The Chinese Soviet, Terentiland, Saint Maia, Korsinia, Androxidus, Aexodius, WESTERHOUSE, Niine, Saint Ryvern, Rementoa, Valklandia, Soniseon, Brototh, Questraal, Waterf, Fyoria, Constantinople and Greece, Teokratik Serket, Sainoland, Terra Tiger, The 3rd Swedish Empire, Marvinton, New Fiji, United Nams, Hekc, Edan Land, UnShleepd, Amecet, Royal Higharchy, Garishe, Al0neForever, Krphtskan, The rejects, and Fortria.

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