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Most Influential: 2,266thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,297thMost Stationary: 2,487th
The United Socialist States of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
You can catch a tree sitting on a fish.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Glorious Existence

Population16.272 billion

CurrencyDrudge
AnimalLeech

The United Socialist States of Glorious Existence is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The devout population of 16.272 billion Glorious Existenceans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 89.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Glorious Existencean economy, worth a remarkable 1,285 trillion Drudges a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,000 Drudges, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's harder to qualify for IVF than for a good university, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBGE Governor goes house hunting, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people, and the Glorious Existence City Film Festival recently voted 'Glorious Existencean Getting Hit By Football' as best film. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Glorious Existence's national animal is the Leech, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Glorious Existence is ranked 143,773rd in the world and 3,946th in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 31.5 on the Rand Index.

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Most Influential: 2,266thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,297thMost Stationary: 2,487thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,427thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,842ndBest Weather: 4,300thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,751stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,036thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,814thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,055thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,082ndMost Rebellious Youth: 8,017thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,563rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,737thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,748thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,547thMost Cultured: 12,251stHighest Economic Output: 12,704thSafest: 13,561stLongest Average Lifespans: 15,725thLargest Governments: 16,263rdSmartest Citizens: 16,573rd
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Most Stationary: 26th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionLargest Populations: 78th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 94th in the regionBest Weather: 99th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 116th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 135th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 149th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 156th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 164th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 196th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 203rd in the regionMost Cultured: 255th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 306th in the regionLargest Governments: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 361st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 370th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 396th in the regionSafest: 400th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 416th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 520th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 533rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 604th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 608th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 106 » Zogradia, Liberillia, Shaktirajya, BIteland, Greg Tucker, DiscGolfLand, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Numpties, Fujai, The Undivided, Kittenlicious, Wickedly evil people, WyEast, Archonina, Psikuta, Pandaland III, Shaqolandia, Dalimbar, Westwind, Bhang Bhang Duc, Bran Astor, Papercuts and Skittles, Grandi Fiori, Cryland, Crazy Waters, Holmani, Sensorland, Oometz, Marshalia, Ferroia, Fumafuma, Great Sheriffdom, Greynne, Recuecn, Atheist States of Philippines, Bigstickistan, Sindria, Pandaland II, Dilber, Fielure, Big Bad Badger, Saint Philip and Laurence, The Fourth Redoubt, Probablynotverygoodistan, Wyndward, The Unified Missourtama States, Arnic, Divina Patriae, The United Republic of Westend, Akshireuya, and 56 others.United States of Northern America, Free Radio States, New Belia, Condonohia, Tropical Isles, Mathematania, The divisive isolationists, Cro Magnon, Fuentana, Pastern, New Cerveza, Kalla, Pi Island, Resurgence City, Arcadim, Quevilis, Myr Tariniel, Kiensu, Einherfell, Nieubasria, Leukogeras, Arracrania, Vlobbania, Eiriann, Mediobogdum, IndyCar Racing, Arvladma, Moriari, Vixvick, Av Libertas Vindex, Eienn, Plankstein, Zoran, Knight123, Durtoss, Hiems, Troodan, Mercia Regnum, Nas Crustium, Estriacea, Scationtanland, Fallen Iron Duke, Anuubis, Saransh, The Grandest Empire, Carvell, Volkason, Northern Int Leine Conia, Grand Republic of the Sun, The Citizens of Victoria, Tringapore, Avystan, Thevinia, Emark, Sirulinuck, and Professor Thomas.

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