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Most Valuable International Artwork: 122ndLargest Populations: 469thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,580th
The Hive Mind of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
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Meridian Zero
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Founder / Field Tester
Civil Rights
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Population36.754 billion

CapitalTest City
LeaderMeridian Zero

Animal★★★ nautilus ★★★

The Hive Mind of Testlandia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Meridian Zero with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 36.754 billion Testlandians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Test City. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Testlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,175 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 59,187 denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, and future leaders of Testlandia regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Testlandia's national animal is the ★★★ nautilus ★★★, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Neo-Violetism.

Testlandia is ranked 31,304th in the world and 18th in Testregionia for Most Developed, scoring 73.3 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 122ndLargest Populations: 469thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,580thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,831stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,835thBest Weather: 3,972ndLargest Black Market: 6,273rdHighest Economic Output: 6,652ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,836thMost Cultured: 8,334thMost Influential: 8,643rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,121stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13,359thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,705thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,413thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,776thSmartest Citizens: 15,367thSafest: 16,699thMost Stationary: 17,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,287thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,474thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,620th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Testlandia published "API Test" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Testlandia published "UTF8" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia voted for The Empire of Kuriko in the General Election.


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Endorsements Received: None.

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