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Largest Welfare Programs: 793rdMost Devout: 1,378thMost Pacifist: 1,493rd
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Questann

Population4.202 billion

CapitalNeofara
LeaderAllison Hope
FaithFlemingovianism

Currencymuddy puddle
Animalrebecca rabbit

The Freaky Fish of Questann is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Allison Hope with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.202 billion Questannians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neofara. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Questannian economy, worth 572 trillion muddy puddles a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,346 muddy puddles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, the universal wage level is set by dividing GDP by the number of citizens, and thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Questann's national animal is the rebecca rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

Questann is ranked 5,525th in the world and 1st in The Fish Tank for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 16,034.3 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 793rdMost Devout: 1,378thMost Pacifist: 1,493rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,738thNicest Citizens: 1,954thMost Influential: 2,116thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,348thTop
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Best Weather: 3,304thMost Inclusive: 3,612thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,125thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,216thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,305thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,525thHealthiest Citizens: 5,897thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,019thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,202ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,838thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,622ndLargest Governments: 7,968thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,025thLowest Crime Rates: 8,629thMost Developed: 9,301stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,798thMost Cultured: 9,984thMost Efficient Economies: 10,701stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,707thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,843rdSmartest Citizens: 11,280thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,723rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,160thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,430thMost Income Equality: 17,651stHighest Average Incomes: 17,747thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,642ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,159th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Questann's influence in The Fish Tank rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Questann was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Questann lodged a message on the The Fish Tank Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Questann, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks.
  • : Following new legislation in Questann, the universal wage level is set by dividing GDP by the number of citizens.
  • : Questann was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Questann voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kelssek".
  • : Questann was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Questann, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick.
  • : Following new legislation in Questann, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.

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