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Highest Average Tax Rates: 41stMost Pacifist: 55thLargest Governments: 82nd
The Environmental Protectorate of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
What the hell just hit my head?
Influence
Squire
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Steenia

Population35.793 billion

CapitalNew Willowsburg
LeaderCretor Lamjack

Currencyslapstick
Animalflying squirrel

The Environmental Protectorate of Steenia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Cretor Lamjack with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, strictly enforced bedtime, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 35.793 billion Steenians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Willowsburg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Steenian economy, worth a remarkable 4,897 trillion slapsticks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 136,822 slapsticks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and sex changes are routinely performed at Steenia's hospitals. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Steenia's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Steenia is ranked 241,507th in the world and 3rd in Futaba Aoi for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -50.8 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Highest Average Tax Rates: 41stMost Pacifist: 55thLargest Governments: 82ndSafest: 85thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 88thMost Beautiful Environments: 96thLowest Crime Rates: 168thSmartest Citizens: 204thMost Compassionate Citizens: 231stHealthiest Citizens: 232ndNicest Citizens: 243rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 255thBest Weather: 293rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 315thLongest Average Lifespans: 327thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 395thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 415thMost Cultured: 454thMost Cheerful Citizens: 543rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 611thMost Rebellious Youth: 677thLargest Populations: 999thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,209thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,448thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,870thMost Inclusive: 1,983rdHighest Economic Output: 2,095thTop
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Most Devout: 6,432ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,852ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,837thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,500thTop
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Most Income Equality: 13,966thHighest Average Incomes: 17,640thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,357thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,756thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,879th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Steenia's influence in Futaba Aoi rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Steenia's influence in Futaba Aoi rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Steenia's influence in Futaba Aoi rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Steenia's influence in Futaba Aoi rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Steenia relocated from Lazarus to Futaba Aoi.
  • : Steenia changed the regional password in Futaba Aoi.
  • : Steenia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Steenia, sex changes are routinely performed at Steenia's hospitals.
  • : Steenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Steenia was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Empire of MEME Pire, killing 1 million zombies.

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