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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,990thMost Influential: 5,198thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,344th
The Mostly Free State of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Well Within Legality
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Jonathan Schmidt

Population1.4 billion

CurrencyDimmadollar
AnimalJonathan Schmidt

The Mostly Free State of Jonathan Schmidt is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.4 billion Jonathan Schmidtians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Jonathan Schmidtian economy, worth 155 trillion Dimmadollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 111,372 Dimmadollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security", a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, Leader's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, and things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jonathan Schmidt's national animal is the Jonathan Schmidt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Jonathan Schmidt is ranked 43,286th in the world and 1,270th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 3,310.34 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260th in the regionMost Inclusive: 298th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 361st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 362nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 368th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 392nd in the regionMost Influential: 394th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 407th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 407th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 431st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 439th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 475th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 483rd in the regionMost Cultured: 484th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 488th in the regionLargest Governments: 489th in the regionLargest Black Market: 490th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 499th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 510th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 534th in the regionMost Secular: 590th in the regionBest Weather: 594th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 615th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 716th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 742nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 777th in the regionNudest: 810th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 821st in the region

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