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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 957thMost Influential: 1,287thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,685th
The United Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Justice, fierté et liberté
Alexandre Manteau
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Espanto

Population2.173 billion

CapitalOtalé
LeaderAlexandre Manteau
FaithChristianity

CurrencyNeta
AnimalEagle

The United Republic of Espanto is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alexandre Manteau with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, fear of technology, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 2.173 billion Espantoans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Otalé. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Espantoan economy, worth 238 trillion Netas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Trout Farming, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 109,942 Netas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 330,817 per year while the poor average 28,503, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

The people's love for Alexandre Manteau is little more than self-preservation, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, and if a tree falls in the forest Alexandre Manteau is personally notified. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Espanto's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Espanto is ranked 12,434th in the world and 763rd in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 7,619.02 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 957thMost Influential: 1,287thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,685thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,851stMost Devout: 5,441stTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,339thLargest Black Market: 20,090thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,136th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 93rd in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 210th in the regionMost Devout: 219th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 526th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 626th in the regionLargest Black Market: 652nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 684th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 763rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 813th in the regionMost Average: 937th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,003rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 194 » Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Glurponia, Yaorozu, Siwale, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Shibutani, Loutsland, Great Bights Mum, Pallaith, Corfad, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Runeda, 1 very fast endotarter, Ethnon, Koda-Land, Omnistria, Bearical, Selfgradatude, Kasazzastan, Trillius, Sunto, North Bratislava, Zumlandia, PlanetPunk, Wilkshire, Dar es Saalam, Sundred, Kwaj, Daiz, Shadowrik, Vincone Cae, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Valhalla123, Steampunk Ariel, Maott, Zeternia, Amauri, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Wineclaw, The Tampa Bay Rays, Wisconsota, Esplandia, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, and 144 others.Manticore utopia, Newpromisedland, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Walter Jackson, BrightFutures, Diodone, Malta Comino Gozo, Lemonbiscuits, Calamazo, Alice Gardens, Anna Airters, Revolutionary Sealand, Fizban, The Stratosphere Islands, Azzarel, Votak Matim, New Lakemba, Abject Ludicrosity, Sea Ghost, Cloydicia, Frances Francis the First of France, Faircliff, Nakayo, Pasargad, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Eteles, Joodey, Serendipita Martia, Xentherida, Preble, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Yukti, Pazair, Empy, Seenvorland, Haor Chall, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Fraguale Cothe, Ravendi, Xagill, Orado, Interdimensional Zone, New Trisone, Castle Federation, Palgo, Praeceps, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Avemterra, Lungha, Ereena, Loli County, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Noahs Second Country, Dakota Territories, Universal State Formula, Woodsend, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, Eschatosia, The Endless Eventide, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, Crader, Prevaland, Nova Arcania, SORT, Plangainer, Thenationofthesun, Varola, Avastate, The Windmilluminati, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Kobagia, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Astronomical, Westinor, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, Mesopotama, PortvgaI, Frostcell, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Saperisole, Aoncarpa, Iztocna Slavija, Zzozona, Jellies Island, Hoglands, Plutayah, Veast, Confederacy of Antarctica, I Like Killing people, Former English Colony, Prydania, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Elbiria, Yalgora, Kocherian, Seanat, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Arichia, Maynilan, Schnuftelland, Highton Islands, Borsukia, Damsmel, New Jamgra, Xyrron, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Simone Republic, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Xipher, Kragsgale, Innocentic, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Buckhem, Eastern Cous Empria, Ultra777, Andexia, Ihsan, and Principia Mathematica.

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