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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,176th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,235th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,812th
The Erratic Eccentrics of
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The Backwardest Nation You Know

Population3.155 billion

LeaderPrime Reflector Janora Niffoni

CurrencyUno Reverse Card
AnimalSnow Dragonfly

The Erratic Eccentrics of The Backwardest Nation You Know is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Reflector Janora Niffoni with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.155 billion Backwardians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reversia. The average income tax rate is 94.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Backwardian economy, worth 366 trillion Uno Reverse Cards a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,034 Uno Reverse Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and nations that kill a Backwardian can expect a strongly worded letter. Crime is totally unknown. The Backwardest Nation You Know's national animal is the Snow Dragonfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Backwardest Nation You Know is ranked 1,866th in the world and 96th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 9,440.27 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,176thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,235thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,812thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,866thNicest Citizens: 1,879thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,283rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,384thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,910thMost Inclusive: 2,996thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,019thHealthiest Citizens: 3,047thBest Weather: 3,790thMost Influential: 3,834thMost Pacifist: 3,907thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,940thSafest: 4,475thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,710thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,794thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,852ndMost Developed: 5,329thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,535thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,102ndNudest: 7,271stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,296thMost Politically Free: 7,587thSmartest Citizens: 7,694thMost Cultured: 7,776thLargest Governments: 7,889thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,922ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,399thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,592ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10,507thMost Income Equality: 11,023rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,131stLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,672nd
Least Corrupt Governments: 77th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 89th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 96th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 109th in the regionNicest Citizens: 116th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 151st in the regionMost Politically Free: 153rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 169th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 181st in the regionMost Inclusive: 199th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 206th in the regionBest Weather: 214th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 223rd in the regionNudest: 231st in the regionMost Pacifist: 234th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 237th in the regionSafest: 261st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 295th in the regionMost Developed: 320th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 378th in the regionMost Cultured: 394th in the regionLargest Governments: 398th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 404th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 412th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 421st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 424th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 440th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 440th in the regionMost Income Equality: 581st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 668th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 754th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 815th in the region

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