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Nudest: 96thLargest Publishing Industry: 126thLeast Corrupt Governments: 384th
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DeSpencers Ghost

Population36.434 billion



The Fantastic Leaping of DeSpencers Ghost is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory vegetarianism, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 36.434 billion DeSpencers Ghostians 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of DeSpencer. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The powerhouse DeSpencers Ghostian economy, worth a remarkable 7,422 trillion dreams a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 203,722 dreams, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, the fattest folk in DeSpencers Ghost look to be the happiest ones, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, and fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets. Crime is totally unknown. DeSpencers Ghost's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

DeSpencers Ghost is ranked 237,030th in the world and 24th in Universal Dream Network for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 2,240.94 Standard Monetary Units.

Nudest: 96thLargest Publishing Industry: 126thLeast Corrupt Governments: 384thMost Rebellious Youth: 510thMost Pacifist: 551stMost Compassionate Citizens: 607thMost Stationary: 646thLargest Populations: 842ndHighest Economic Output: 946thNicest Citizens: 969thSmartest Citizens: 1,081stMost Cultured: 1,174thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,175thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,201stSafest: 1,252ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,399thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,490thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,557thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,620thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,890thLargest Governments: 2,288thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,348thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,371stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,825thMost Secular: 3,075thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,246thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,871stMost Inclusive: 4,989thHighest Average Incomes: 6,225thMost Influential: 6,239thHealthiest Citizens: 6,965thLowest Crime Rates: 7,739thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,745thMost Income Equality: 10,327thTop
Most Developed: 17,701stMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,768thBest Weather: 20,383rd
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the region

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