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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 126thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 315thMost Influential: 556th
The God of Factbooks of
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Population11.002 billion

LeaderEmperor Irwin IV

CurrencyCrown Florent

The God of Factbooks of Esplandia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Irwin IV with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.002 billion Esplandians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,710 trillion Crown Florents a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 155,483 Crown Florents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Immigrants who don't like the taste of Esplandish Turnip Chips are immediately deported, police nightsticks see use all day long, foreign musicians that Emperor Irwin IV dislikes are turned away at the border, and international trade is a sticky issue. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 209,073rd in the world and 9,406th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -149.82 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 126thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 315thMost Influential: 556thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,051stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,250thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,004thLargest Retail Industry: 4,156thLargest Black Market: 4,224thMost Efficient Economies: 4,418thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,091stMost Cultured: 5,207thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,323rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,396thLowest Crime Rates: 6,293rdMost Developed: 6,949thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,076thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,398thMost Stationary: 7,488thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,719thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,760thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,494thHighest Economic Output: 9,239thLargest Governments: 9,949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,668thHealthiest Citizens: 11,006thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,290thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,332ndSmartest Citizens: 11,748thHighest Average Incomes: 12,379thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,578thBest Weather: 14,374thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,493rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,285thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,016th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 145th in the regionMost Stationary: 151st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 163rd in the regionMost Influential: 182nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 192nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 207th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 245th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 245th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 247th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 249th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 250th in the regionMost Cultured: 264th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 288th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 305th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 420th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 420th in the regionMost Developed: 429th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 430th in the regionLargest Populations: 432nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 457th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 485th in the regionLargest Governments: 493rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 586th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 605th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 612th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 629th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 644th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 648th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 678th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 706th in the regionBest Weather: 815th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 987th in the region

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