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Most Valuable International Artwork: 117thLargest Populations: 467thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,605th
The Hive Mind of
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Meridian Zero
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Population36.688 billion

CapitalTest City
LeaderMeridian Zero

Animal★★★ nautilus ★★★

The Hive Mind of Testlandia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Meridian Zero with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 36.688 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 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Testlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,170 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 59,155 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 16,598th in the world and 4th in Testregionia for Safest, scoring 114.86 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 117thLargest Populations: 467thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,605thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,825thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,883rdBest Weather: 3,961stLargest Black Market: 6,226thHighest Economic Output: 6,630thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,810thMost Cultured: 8,318thMost Influential: 8,595thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,231stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13,262ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,487thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,375thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,815thSmartest Citizens: 15,328thSafest: 16,598thMost Stationary: 17,138thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,207thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,297thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,821st
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 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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