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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,482ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,984th
The Universal Republic of
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Edgelandia

Population13.361 billion

CapitalWestbrook
LeaderPresident Ned Edgewalker
FaithAgnosticism

CurrencyEdgebuck
AnimalGrey Wolf

The Universal Republic of Edgelandia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President Ned Edgewalker with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ban on automobiles, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 13.361 billion Edgelandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westbrook. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Edgelandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,023 trillion Edgebucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 151,428 Edgebucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves, smoking is banned in public areas, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, and artists are pillars of society. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edgelandia's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Edgelandia is ranked 203,831st in the world and 13th in The Meme Must Go On for Fattest Citizens, with 4.29 Obesity Rate.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,482ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,963rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,984thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,464thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,600thLargest Governments: 2,872ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,167thLowest Crime Rates: 3,529thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,768thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,819thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,096thMost Secular: 4,290thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,374thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,379thMost Developed: 4,425thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,004thMost Cultured: 5,039thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,053rdBest Weather: 5,948thHealthiest Citizens: 6,768thMost Inclusive: 7,297thHighest Economic Output: 7,370thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,170thSmartest Citizens: 8,727thMost Efficient Economies: 9,039thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,397thHighest Average Incomes: 13,112thMost Income Equality: 14,137thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,043rdLargest Populations: 17,270thMost Influential: 17,852ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,307th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edgelandia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, smoking is banned in public areas.
  • : Edgelandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgelandia, the question of 'what is President Ned Edgewalker's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.
  • : Edgelandia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".

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