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Most Influential: 120thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,156thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,339th
The Democratic Republic of
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Everyone's a little bit racist, sometimes.
President Boxer
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Cortlandt Manor

Population11.065 billion

LeaderPresident Boxer


The Democratic Republic of Cortlandt Manor is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Boxer with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.065 billion Cortlandians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westchester. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The powerhouse Cortlandt Manorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,273 trillion Spennies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 115,062 Spennies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, the right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, and there have been reports of people marrying housepets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cortlandt Manor's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Judaism.

Cortlandt Manor is ranked 205,455th in the world and 1,136th in Europeia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -24.29 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Influential: 120thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,156thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,339thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,740thMost Inclusive: 1,793rdSafest: 1,985thNicest Citizens: 2,032ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,073rdTop
Most Pacifist: 2,299thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,334thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,407thBest Weather: 2,458thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,516thHealthiest Citizens: 2,690thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,753rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,495thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,790thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,023rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,662ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,923rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,440thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,860thLargest Governments: 5,878thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,889thMost Stationary: 7,295thMost Cultured: 8,033rdTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,669thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,931stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,750thHighest Economic Output: 12,863rdLargest Publishing Industry: 13,362ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,066thMost Secular: 18,042ndMost Developed: 19,395th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 30th in the regionNicest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 34th in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 39th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 40th in the regionBest Weather: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 57th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 59th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 72nd in the regionLargest Governments: 73rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 78th in the regionLargest Populations: 89th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 112th in the region

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