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Most Pacifist: 352ndMost Devout: 397thBest Weather: 559th
The Democratic Commonwealth of
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Love the Lord your God & your neighbour as yourself
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Founder / WA Delegate / President & Elder: Foreign, Legal & Admin. Affairs
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Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ecclestia

Population17.413 billion

CapitalBirmingham
Leaderthe President of Ecclestia
FaithChristianity

CurrencyEcclestian Pound
AnimalWallaby

The Democratic Commonwealth of Ecclestia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the President of Ecclestia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.413 billion Ecclestians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birmingham. The average income tax rate is 64.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ecclestian economy, worth a remarkable 3,995 trillion Ecclestian Pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 229,441 Ecclestian Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, and kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ecclestia's national animal is the Wallaby, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ecclestia is ranked 243,420th in the world and 83rd in Union of Christian Nations for Most Secular, with 0.8 Atheism Rate.

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Most Pacifist: 352ndMost Devout: 397thBest Weather: 559thMost Compassionate Citizens: 693rdNicest Citizens: 784thLeast Corrupt Governments: 813thHealthiest Citizens: 938thMost Inclusive: 981stSafest: 1,013thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,023rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,103rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,135thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,416thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,931stLowest Crime Rates: 2,024thMost Cultured: 2,060thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,065thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,425thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,457thMost Developed: 2,461stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,659thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,731stSmartest Citizens: 2,818thHighest Economic Output: 3,041stLargest Insurance Industry: 3,087thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,173rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,372ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,670thMost Influential: 4,229thHighest Average Incomes: 4,488thLargest Governments: 5,302ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,444thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,518thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,521stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,523rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,894thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,977thLargest Retail Industry: 8,603rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,655thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,974thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,710thLargest Populations: 11,475thTop
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Most Stationary: 18,648thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,724th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the region

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