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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,206thMost Influential: 8,472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,871st
The Republic of
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Security, Advancement, Prosperity, and Freedom for All
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Truckler
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Sparanoda

Population587 million

CapitalAthenta

CurrencySparan Dollar
AnimalDragon

The Republic of Sparanoda is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 587 million Sparanodans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Athenta. The average income tax rate is 67.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sparanodan economy, worth 70.5 trillion Sparan Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 120,088 Sparan Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public, the Sparanodan Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, and dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sparanoda's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sparanoda is ranked 127,948th in the world and 143rd in Cape of Good Hope for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 569 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,871stMost Developed: 12,251stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,931stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,284thMost Efficient Economies: 16,782ndMost Inclusive: 17,501stSmartest Citizens: 17,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 20,625th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionNudest: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the region

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