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Largest Publishing Industry: 5,006thBest Weather: 7,856thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,902nd
The Schnozzel of
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Schnozzel
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Economy
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Schnozzel

Population3.049 billion

CapitalSchnozzel
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AnimalSchnozzel

The Schnozzel of Schnozzel is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Schnozzel with a fair hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, pith helmet sales, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.049 billion Schnozzelians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schnozzel. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Schnozzelian economy, worth 340 trillion Schnozzels a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,767 Schnozzels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables, party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend, and superfoods are often seen as supervillains. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schnozzel's national animal is the Schnozzel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Schnozzel.

Schnozzel is ranked 211,786th in the world and 6,827th in Osiris for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -7 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Smartest Citizens: 12,073rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,664thMost Cultured: 12,777thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,911thHealthiest Citizens: 14,347thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,032ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,855thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,261stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,324thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,534thNicest Citizens: 17,034thMost Developed: 17,115thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,353rdMost Devout: 17,954thMost Inclusive: 18,301stLargest Governments: 18,341stMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,604thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,664thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,666thLowest Crime Rates: 21,590thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,940th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 230th in the regionBest Weather: 367th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 369th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 408th in the regionMost Armed: 428th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 466th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 618th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 637th in the regionMost Cultured: 689th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 727th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, superfoods are often seen as supervillains.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, the government denies that it has an agency overseeing plausible deniability of black-ops agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Schnozzel, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Schnozzel as a reminder of their "special relationship".

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