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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 281st Most Influential: 524th
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Esplandia

Population8.303 billion

CapitalKarthied
LeaderKing Sherwin V
FaithAelostianism

CurrencyCrown Florent
AnimalFalcon

The Kingdom of Esplandia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Sherwin V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.303 billion Esplandians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 74.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,221 trillion Crown Florents a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 147,111 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, and autopsies often involve only cursory examination. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 64,758th in the world and 3,440th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,583.56 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 88thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 281stMost Influential: 524thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,504thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,618thLargest Retail Industry: 4,093rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,466thLargest Black Market: 4,854thMost Efficient Economies: 4,951stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,431stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,473rdMost Cultured: 5,720thMost Developed: 6,421stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,619thLowest Crime Rates: 7,638thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,889thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,608thMost Stationary: 8,761stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,049thMost Pacifist: 9,207thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,429thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,624thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,878thHighest Economic Output: 10,918thHealthiest Citizens: 10,995thLargest Governments: 11,407thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,010thHighest Average Incomes: 13,174thSmartest Citizens: 13,386thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,923rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 126th in the regionLargest Black Market: 149th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 160th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 162nd in the regionMost Influential: 184th in the regionMost Stationary: 201st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 214th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 218th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 256th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 259th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 282nd in the regionMost Cultured: 289th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 331st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 386th in the regionMost Developed: 396th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 408th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 474th in the regionLargest Populations: 491st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 493rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 499th in the regionMost Pacifist: 503rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 511th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 515th in the regionLargest Governments: 578th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 594th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 606th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 643rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 746th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 809th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 294 » Notyoutopia, Novare Res, Ceretis, Unimaginable Doom, Fengate, New Lakemba, Elevation, Boggovia, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Sunto, Selfgradatude, SillyString, Kelvaros Prime, Chukstik Illahi, Necromonia, Dutchyland, Highton Islands, Corfad, Yaorozu, Camarthen, Frances Francis the First of France, The Bureaucratic Territories, Manticore utopia, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Walter Jackson, Palisede, Calamazo, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Potatolandium, Great Bights Mum, Ostrekoj, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Choistan, The Galactic Triumvirate, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Crodaria, Halcon siveriano, Equestrian Commonwealth, Bayern-Straubing, Renetopia, Siwale, Kundam, The Kyziban Islands, Diodone, and 244 others.New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Nord Botten, Kwaj, Amerian States, Puczovska, Ainsworth, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Dadastan Archipelago, Yukti, Herzliyya, Buckerino, The Syca, Acrabinnia, Yubadai, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Panama Coalition, Wodan, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, ZimRobwe, Pasargad, Kyrianian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Ozstan, Aezus, Wunderstrafanstalt, American MapleStory, Eglise Sainte Eve, Joodey, Outer Egorniand, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Atheenos, Atain, Ice and Tinian, Sea Ghost, Phoronu, Ka Ching, Shibutani, Diche Choklate, Q w e r t y, Pleroma Sans Romans, Govornia, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Empy, Whereisthatistan, Kulgatha, Sacrento, Suicidistan, Zeternia, Nogori, New Trisone, Northern Glory, Sundred, United Draconia, SORT, Amauri, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Voznesheim, Quranite, Babacar, Maott, Helium Kittens United, Kristalmaan, AGoodPlace, El Fiji Grande, The Holy Lands of Namiir, German Holy Roman Empire, Arstungry, Misuvelia, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, The Teddy, Impler, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Humptalumpta, Bananaaaaa, Rosewood-, Kobagia, Islamic Cali, Fizban, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, The Most Freedom Ever, Prydania, Copria, Soviet Terran, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Niradans, Ostrinios, Nairland, Spartoptia, Kerianthe, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Torakuen, Shigonia, Minuda, Sinelona, Yummy Blubber, SchoolHouse Rock, HeartLard, Uganda Knuckles UK, Valhalla123, Adkins Station, North Bratislava, Willifusland, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Dreadton, Holy Marcus Empire, Cool game nation, Asgardira, Napnomadia, Federation Terra Australis, Lunallian, Avemterra, Dyrenell, Sheldanada, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Warsaw-Halicz, Ninjak30, Ostrolia, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Zumlandia, Steraz, Renzic, The South Falls, New Eleria, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Targow, The Mike Roctafinserland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Justanistan, Ieprus, Zemnaya Svoboda, Revolutionary Sealand, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Ara Antrizuls, Ofemerica, Egalico, Solmetria, Tappan Hills, Mhelon, Gukapub, Kirnea, Fayyayid, Saturns Edge, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Norostilors, Peldorn, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Xandarnia, Senkaiboashi, Fendlium, Astronomical, Liberum Mundi, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, National Goats, Hircea, Rkainjel, Apetopia, Lomjia, Aratani, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Lesbian Femdom, Ikea Rike, Afrille, Miruma, COCOPUFFS, Free Azzaca, Cinnibar, Legendsland, Bananoonza, Yalkan, British Pacific Islands, Vikingiarchy, Loutsland, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Conservadoria, Rynion, Helia Geopes, Romania-Moldavia, North Altatude, TurtleButtocks, Test for a new hope, San Xavier, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Antityranicals, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, Austurasia, Loli County, Centromuria, Eriadni, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Viridiann, Glurponia, Of The Federation, and Xzavia-Hjar.

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