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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 263rdLargest Welfare Programs: 328thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 352nd
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Population15.547 billion

LeaderChancellor Rotmund


The Republic of Effazio is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Rotmund with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.547 billion Effazians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arysoma. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Effazian economy, worth a remarkable 2,751 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 176,973 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Crown treacle machine, Chancellor Rotmund's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, and kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up. Crime is totally unknown. Effazio's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Utilitarianism.

Effazio is ranked 1,564th in the world and 57th in Forest for Best Weather, with 517 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 263rdLargest Welfare Programs: 328thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 352ndMost Advanced Public Education: 384thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 514thLeast Corrupt Governments: 628thMost Rebellious Youth: 629thMost Pacifist: 688thHighest Average Tax Rates: 707thMost Beautiful Environments: 836thMost Advanced Public Transport: 895thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 964thMost Compassionate Citizens: 993rdNicest Citizens: 1,059thMost Developed: 1,142ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,236thLargest Governments: 1,270thMost Cultured: 1,349thSafest: 1,364thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,398thHealthiest Citizens: 1,483rdSmartest Citizens: 1,492ndBest Weather: 1,564thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,973rdMost Secular: 2,077thMost Inclusive: 2,133rdTop
Most Influential: 2,716thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,773rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,800thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,826thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,899thHighest Economic Output: 5,460thHighest Average Incomes: 9,433rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,507thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,682ndLargest Populations: 15,433rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,644th
Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 25th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 34th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionLargest Populations: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 48th in the region

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