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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 85th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 288th Most Influential: 544th
The Imperial Federation of
Father Knows Best State
Until the End, Never Broken
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Esplandia

Population8.826 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Imperial Federation of Esplandia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.826 billion Esplandians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 75.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,301 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 147,410 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 9,016th in the world and 496th in The North Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 140.8 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 85thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 288thMost Influential: 544thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,519thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,617thLargest Retail Industry: 4,071stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,435thLargest Black Market: 4,817thMost Efficient Economies: 4,881stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,298thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,347thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,365thMost Cultured: 5,614thMost Developed: 6,280thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,617thLowest Crime Rates: 7,591stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,708thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,428thMost Stationary: 8,458thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,752ndMost Pacifist: 9,016thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,725thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,098thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,486thHighest Economic Output: 10,598thHealthiest Citizens: 10,836thLargest Governments: 11,256thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,360thHighest Average Incomes: 12,965thSmartest Citizens: 13,177thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,473rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 144th in the regionLargest Black Market: 147th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 166th in the regionMost Influential: 185th in the regionMost Stationary: 189th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 203rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 233rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 255th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 274th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 320th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 365th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 372nd in the regionMost Developed: 372nd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 435th in the regionLargest Populations: 444th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 446th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 450th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 459th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 484th in the regionMost Pacifist: 496th in the regionLargest Governments: 551st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 575th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 581st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 617th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 704th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 751st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 283 » Notyoutopia, Unimaginable Doom, Fengate, New Lakemba, Elevation, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Selfgradatude, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Necromonia, Dutchyland, Highton Islands, Corfad, Yaorozu, Camarthen, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Palisede, Calamazo, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Halcon siveriano, Renetopia, Siwale, Kundam, Diodone, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, Puczovska, Ainsworth, and 233 others.General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Dadastan Archipelago, Yukti, Herzliyya, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Yubadai, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Panama Coalition, Wodan, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Pasargad, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Ozstan, Aezus, Wunderstrafanstalt, Eglise Sainte Eve, Joodey, Outer Egorniand, Atheenos, Atain, Ice and Tinian, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Pleroma Sans Romans, Govornia, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Empy, Whereisthatistan, Kulgatha, Sacrento, Zeternia, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, United Draconia, SORT, Amauri, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, Babacar, Maott, Kristalmaan, AGoodPlace, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, The Teddy, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Humptalumpta, Bananaaaaa, Rosewood-, Kobagia, Islamic Cali, Fizban, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, The Most Freedom Ever, Prydania, Soviet Terran, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Niradans, Spartoptia, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Torakuen, Minuda, Sinelona, Yummy Blubber, Valhalla123, North Bratislava, Willifusland, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Dreadton, Holy Marcus Empire, Cool game nation, Asgardira, Napnomadia, Federation Terra Australis, Lunallian, Avemterra, Dyrenell, Sheldanada, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Warsaw-Halicz, Ninjak30, Ostrolia, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Zumlandia, Steraz, Renzic, The South Falls, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Alunya, The Sinclarian Provinces, Ieprus, Zemnaya Svoboda, Revolutionary Sealand, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Egalico, Solmetria, Mhelon, Fayyayid, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Xandarnia, Fendlium, Astronomical, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Rkainjel, Lomjia, Aratani, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Cinnibar, Legendsland, Bananoonza, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Romania-Moldavia, TurtleButtocks, Test for a new hope, San Xavier, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Antityranicals, Hileville, Centromuria, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Viridiann, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Debussy, Utopicican, Wisconsota, Sockmanland, United Non-Southern American Empire, Great Javadwipa, Runeda, Penrith, Cuyan, Orado, Daiz, Lindsaystan, Seenvorland, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, Dramanian, Tamgu, Juggernautilus, Espanto, Lanterkint, New Octicarg, Arkenistan, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Moisus, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, U S Eh, Orven, Delmak, Faircliff, Great Robertia, PotatoFarmers, Alusten, Racoda, Ponantine, Mercandia, Moanapo, Tellavinna, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Yewbow, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Neworva, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Loli County, Freyford, Altamonte, Federalania, Darcania, Serendipita Martia, Nothru Lerple, and Gorundu.

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