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Menshland

Population3.959 billion

CapitalMensh'tat
LeaderKhannah Zofia Iakobiak
FaithSecularist-Humanism

CurrencyGleichmark
AnimalDolphin

The Commonwealth of Menshland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Khannah Zofia Iakobiak with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.959 billion Menshn are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mensh'tat. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The thriving Menshish economy, worth 380 trillion Gleichmarks 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 mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 95,990 Gleichmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Khannah Zofia Iakobiak's bedroom, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights, and hordes of tourists are ruining the environment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Menshland's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Secularist-Humanism.

Menshland is ranked 196,405th in the world and 4,865th in the Rejected Realms for Most Pro-Market, scoring -92.33 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,382ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,432ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,007thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,147thSafest: 2,759thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,782ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,808thNicest Citizens: 2,963rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,102ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,264thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,567thMost Inclusive: 3,599thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,799thBest Weather: 4,686thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,587thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,642ndLongest Average Lifespans: 6,115thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,421stHealthiest Citizens: 7,230thLargest Governments: 7,907thLowest Crime Rates: 7,964thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,671stMost Cultured: 8,927thMost Influential: 9,459thSmartest Citizens: 10,019thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 12,513thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,748thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,843rdMost Income Equality: 13,518thMost Secular: 15,244th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 30th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 42nd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 55th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 63rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 65th in the regionSafest: 69th in the regionNicest Citizens: 71st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 77th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionMost Inclusive: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 96th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 98th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 140th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 152nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionMost Influential: 158th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 195th in the regionLargest Governments: 199th in the regionMost Cultured: 213th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 244th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 286th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 324th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 339th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 416th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 453rd in the regionMost Secular: 459th in the regionMost Developed: 505th in the region

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