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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,806thMost Influential: 5,663rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,446th
The Flawed Socialist Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
Equality, Compassion, Parrots
James Buffett
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Some

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Cellar Doors

Population1.421 billion

CapitalMargaritaville
LeaderJames Buffett

CurrencyShilling
AnimalParrot

The Flawed Socialist Republic of Cellar Doors is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by James Buffett with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 1.421 billion Cellar Doorsians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Margaritaville. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Cellar Doorsian economy, worth 52.6 trillion Shillings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 36,996 Shillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, and kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cellar Doors's national animal is the Parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Cellar Doors is ranked 219,492nd in the world and 8,904th in The East Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -17.83 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,806thMost Influential: 5,663rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,446thBest Weather: 10,427thTop
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Most Pacifist: 12,273rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,620thNicest Citizens: 12,988thMost Inclusive: 13,235thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,588thMost Income Equality: 15,653rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,975thMost Secular: 17,049thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,847thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,220thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,284thHealthiest Citizens: 21,611th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 265th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 319th in the regionBest Weather: 336th in the regionMost Influential: 376th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 417th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 419th in the regionNicest Citizens: 432nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 439th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 463rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 503rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 540th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 545th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 572nd in the regionMost Secular: 575th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 662nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 729th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 754th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 760th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 784th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 862nd in the region

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