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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 401stSafest: 422ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 462nd
The Unknown Sovereign State of
Left-wing Utopia
Unseen, unheard, unknown
The Unidentified Leader
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Country 197

Population12.049 billion

CapitalCity 001
LeaderThe Unidentified Leader
FaithUnknownism

CurrencyUnknown Form of Currency
AnimalUnidentified Creature

The Unknown Sovereign State of Country 197 is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Unidentified Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, pith helmet sales, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.049 billion Unidentified Citizens are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City 001. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Unknown economy, worth a remarkable 3,190 trillion Unknown Forms of Currency a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 264,769 Unknown Forms of Currency, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's normal to start working life with crippling financial debt, edutainment video games are taking Country 197's students to the next level, billion-Unknown Form of Currency sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts, and Country 197 recently hosted the least successful trade negotiations since The Phantom Menace. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Country 197's national animal is the Unidentified Creature, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unknownism.

Country 197 is ranked 240,794th in the world and 1,220th in 10000 Islands for Highest Disposable Incomes, with zero Standard Monetary Units.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 401stSafest: 422ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 462ndMost Inclusive: 463rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 553rdNicest Citizens: 566thLargest Governments: 595thLargest Welfare Programs: 607thMost Developed: 624thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 630thMost Pacifist: 648thLowest Crime Rates: 651stLongest Average Lifespans: 704thMost Advanced Public Transport: 754thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 770thBest Weather: 882ndMost Beautiful Environments: 925thHealthiest Citizens: 947thMost Cultured: 1,108thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,118thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,164thMost Influential: 1,296thMost Efficient Economies: 1,653rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,660thSmartest Citizens: 1,717thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,756thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,809thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,953rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,338thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,987thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,109thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,350thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,044thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,208thHighest Economic Output: 4,270thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,381stMost Devout: 6,134thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,165thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,919thMost Income Equality: 23,227thLargest Populations: 23,558th
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Safest: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 43rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 62nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 63rd in the regionMost Devout: 65th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionMost Influential: 92nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Country 197 was endorsed by The Fabled Republic of Wischland.
  • : Country 197 was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Country 197 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Embassy".
  • : Country 197 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblower Protection Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Country 197, Country 197 recently hosted the least successful trade negotiations since The Phantom Menace.
  • : Following new legislation in Country 197, billion-Unknown Form of Currency sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts.
  • : Country 197 voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend 1 very fast endotarter".
  • : Country 197 voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Right to Assemble".
  • : Following new legislation in Country 197, edutainment video games are taking Country 197's students to the next level.
  • : Following new legislation in Country 197, it's normal to start working life with crippling financial debt.

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