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Most Cheerful Citizens: 4thNicest Citizens: 6thLargest Publishing Industry: 14th
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Population37.896 billion

LeaderM Shobacus Maz


The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 37.896 billion Spanners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 83.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 9,568 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Trout Farming. Average income is an amazing 252,490 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, and CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 168th in the world and 10th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 98.75 Years.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 4thNicest Citizens: 6thLargest Publishing Industry: 14thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16thBest Weather: 20thMost Pacifist: 32ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38thMost Beautiful Environments: 68thLeast Corrupt Governments: 70thLargest Populations: 97thHealthiest Citizens: 104thMost Devout: 165thLongest Average Lifespans: 168thSafest: 215thSmartest Citizens: 226thMost Cultured: 240thLowest Crime Rates: 306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 330thHighest Economic Output: 470thMost Influential: 547thMost Stationary: 551stMost Rebellious Youth: 555thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 742ndMost Inclusive: 863rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,850thTop
Largest Governments: 2,679thHighest Average Incomes: 3,310thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,644thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,843rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,678thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,406thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,463rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,147thNudest: 9,863rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,887thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,340thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,230thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,479thHighest Drug Use: 21,013th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 64th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 90th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 126th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 160th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 183rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 237th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 282nd in the regionNudest: 353rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 373rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 413th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 421st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 440th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 505th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 643rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 652nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 678th in the region

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