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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,310thMost Pacifist: 17,424thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,801st
The Free Land of
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Really cold down here.
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Superpower
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Lake Ellsworth

Population191 million

Currencydollar
Animalnarwhale

The Free Land of Lake Ellsworth is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 191 million Lake Ellsworthians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 15.5%.

The Lake Ellsworthian economy, worth 9.51 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 49,789 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities, research grant proposals read like political diatribes, and discarded pennies litter the streets. Crime is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. Lake Ellsworth's national animal is the narwhale, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lake Ellsworth is ranked 33,230th in the world and 1st in Below the Ice for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,215.29 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,310thTop
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Most Pacifist: 17,424thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,801st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, research grant proposals read like political diatribes.
  • : Lake Ellsworth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, former weapons designers now boast about their non-jamming semi-automatic nail guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, lavish state dinners in Lake Ellsworth City are the state's leading budgetary expenditure.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire.
  • : Following new legislation in Lake Ellsworth, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.

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