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Largest Publishing Industry: 5,419thBest Weather: 6,423rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,812th
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Population2.674 billion



The Schnozzel of Schnozzel is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Schnozzel with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.674 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 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Schnozzelian economy, worth 280 trillion Schnozzels a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 105,047 Schnozzels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad, stern tutting by international commentators has persuaded Schnozzel to disarm, Schnozzelians have recently stopped mysteriously setting off metal detectors, and the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire. 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 172,667th in the world and 59th in The Roleplay Chessboard for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -4.27 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 5,419thBest Weather: 6,423rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,812thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,174thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,330thMost Armed: 10,877thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,615thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,358thHealthiest Citizens: 13,261stMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,734thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,467thMost Cultured: 14,773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,524thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,646thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,663rdMost Influential: 17,452ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,793rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,242ndHighest Poor Incomes: 19,167thMost Devout: 19,458thMost Developed: 19,470thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,968thLargest Governments: 20,029thMost Inclusive: 20,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,934thLowest Crime Rates: 24,082nd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the region

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