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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,813th Most Influential: 3,217th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,976th
The Ludicrously Successful State of
Left-wing Utopia
How Did This Happen?
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Upper West Northern Schneddick

Population5.304 billion

CapitalCobratown
LeaderJethro Q Walrustitty

Currencysmackeroo
Animalbewildering cobra

The Ludicrously Successful State of Upper West Northern Schneddick is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Jethro Q Walrustitty with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.304 billion Upper West Northern Schneddicks are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized government is primarily concerned with Education, with Administration, Industry, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cobratown. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Upper West Northern Schneddick economy, worth 650 trillion smackeroos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 122,727 smackeroos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens, statistics show that terrorists often come from broken families, and Jethro Q Walrustitty claims to know what infants are thinking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Upper West Northern Schneddick's national animal is the bewildering cobra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Upper West Northern Schneddick is ranked 11,325th in the world and 268th in the Rejected Realms for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 359.44 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,813thMost Influential: 3,217thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,976thMost Inclusive: 7,120thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,156thMost Developed: 7,782ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,936thSmartest Citizens: 9,073rdLargest Publishing Industry: 9,649thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,000thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,431stBest Weather: 10,704thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,784thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,325thNicest Citizens: 11,433rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,837thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,849thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,889thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,020thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,245thMost Secular: 12,298thMost Cultured: 12,481stHealthiest Citizens: 13,026thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,154th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 159th in the regionMost Inclusive: 163rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 184th in the regionMost Developed: 189th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 202nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 202nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 219th in the regionNicest Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 255th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 256th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 261st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 261st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 264th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 268th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 296th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 299th in the regionMost Cultured: 300th in the regionMost Secular: 318th in the regionMost Stationary: 336th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 377th in the regionMost Income Equality: 386th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 424th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 426th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 430th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 449th in the regionLargest Governments: 453rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 467th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 477th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 492nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 503rd in the region

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