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Most Influential: 4,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,753rdMost Pacifist: 5,712th
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Federated Commonwealth of Selstville

Population1.919 billion

CapitalBeaufort
LeaderDame Samantha Puck

CurrencyDollar
AnimalKangaroo and Brown Bear

The Commonwealth of Federated Commonwealth of Selstville is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Dame Samantha Puck with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.919 billion Selestvieans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beaufort. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Selestviean economy, worth 189 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is 98,553 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The Selestviean Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, many suspect the government "doth protest too much" with their curiously specific denials of conspiracy theories, internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography, and 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Federated Commonwealth of Selstville's national animal is the Kangaroo and Brown Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Federated Commonwealth of Selstville is ranked 16,065th in the world and 31st in Thalassia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 8,561.28 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Influential: 4,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,753rdMost Pacifist: 5,712thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,101stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,461stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,473rdNicest Citizens: 6,524thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,542ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,237thSafest: 8,005thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,293rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,884thMost Inclusive: 11,060thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,504thBest Weather: 11,878thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 13,217thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,439thMost Cultured: 13,557thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,019thMost Developed: 15,596thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,888thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,065thMost Efficient Economies: 16,887thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,430thLargest Governments: 19,498thLowest Crime Rates: 19,609thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,690thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,063rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 22,843rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the region

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