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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 669th Most Influential: 2,170th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,843rd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Look a Squirrel!!!!!!!!!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Elestrum

Population727 million

Currencylyra
Animalbumblebee

The Republic of Elestrum is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 727 million Elestrumites 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Elestrumian economy, worth 53.2 trillion lyras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. Average income is 73,136 lyras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for, politicians are often seen attending regional history classes at primary schools within their constituencies, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elestrum's national animal is the bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Elestrum is ranked 146,778th in the world and 7,450th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -12.12 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 669thTop
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Most Influential: 2,170thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,843rdMost Pacifist: 7,112thTop
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Safest: 8,371stMost Secular: 8,721stBest Weather: 9,420thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,371stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,001stMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,254thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,613thNicest Citizens: 12,892ndLargest Welfare Programs: 12,964thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,998thMost Inclusive: 14,277thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,862ndLongest Average Lifespans: 14,928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,550th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 240th in the regionMost Pacifist: 389th in the regionTop
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Safest: 418th in the regionMost Secular: 443rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 464th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 502nd in the regionBest Weather: 513th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 557th in the regionMost Politically Free: 583rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 592nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 614th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 689th in the regionMost Influential: 728th in the regionNicest Citizens: 728th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 737th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 741st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 775th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 190 » Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Fayyayid, Corfad, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Frances Francis the First of France, Alunya, Pallaith, Shibutani, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Acrabinnia, Shin-Hachioji, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Trillius, Yaorozu, New Pruessen, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Black Templares, Omnistria, Rynion, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Spartoptia, Lomjia, Sil Dorsett, Federation Terra Australis, Torakuen, Steampunk Ariel, Dreadton, Newpromisedland, Joodey, Q w e r t y, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Napnomadia, Kwaj, Egalico, Sheldanada, Wilkshire, Test for a new hope, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Former English Colony, Ethnon, Ibiscaton, Noahs Second Country, and 140 others.New Bremerton, Loutsland, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Jasminlandia, Hileville, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, Elder Realms, Ikea Rike, Maott, Guer Aike, Haor Chall, Constantinolia, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Amauri, Ejhsa, Aratani, Makersaulache, Holy Oranz, Siwale, Astrind, Free Azzaca, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Kobagia, Partax, Steraz, SORT, Xzavia-Hjar, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Bearical, Valhalla123, Sockmanland, Malta Comino Gozo, United Non-Southern American Empire, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Breduria, Aetulia, Australente, Alpinea, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Arimbia, Banabistan, Advancia-Sizzletown, Azzarel, Antiyard, BrightFutures, Great Javadwipa, Babacar, Bananoonza, Altivia, Amaganset, Asgardira, Alice Gardens, Analomink, Blackphir, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Bopolisc, Axstahl, Brettenia, Landnovia, Arcoriposa, Aroa, Penrith, Rkainjel, Bonjoura, Avemterra, Runeda, Vincone Cae, Amerian States, Abject Ludicrosity, 2 and 2 is Fish, Cuyan, Kanlidia, Alcaryia, Daiz, Lindsaystan, Seenvorland, Orado, Concordare, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, Bojacks and Jills, Tamgu, Juggernautilus, New Flos, Beta Centauri B3, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Kulgatha, Panama Coalition, Keventle, Quebekistand, New Lakemba, McMasterdonia, General COE, Frie Annium, Votak Matim, Miruma, The Stratosphere Islands, Sea Ghost, Orven, Delmak, Guslantis, Faircliff, Ponantine, Great Robertia, Racoda, Tellavinna, Nakayo, Ozstan, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Loli County, Yewbow, Moubarakistan, The Pantheons, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Altamonte, Serendipita Martia, Federalania, Darcania, Nothru Lerple, Gorundu, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, and Angshire.

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