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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,621stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,091stBest Weather: 13,894th
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Despacino

Population377 million

CurrencyFelix
AnimalRaymond

The Commonwealth of Despacino is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-working, cynical population of 377 million Despacimen are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 46.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Despacinoan economy, worth 39.4 trillion Felixes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,417 Felixes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Despacino's national animal is the Raymond, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Despacino is ranked 23,257th in the world and 312th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 78.03 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,621stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,091stTop
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Best Weather: 13,894thHealthiest Citizens: 15,343rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,240thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,093rdMost Inclusive: 17,591stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,372ndMost Secular: 18,512thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,676thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,605thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,711th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 135th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 160th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 161st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Despacino voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them.
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares.
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Despacino was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes.
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Despacino was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Despacino, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government.

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