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238462

Population4.794 billion

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Animalfalcon

The Democratic States of 238462 is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 4.794 billion 238462ians 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 large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 44.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish 238462ian economy, worth 112 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, Furniture Restoration, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 23,561 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, the tenet of free speech is held dear, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime is totally unknown. 238462's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

238462 is ranked 230,182nd in the world and 9th in 314159265358979323846264338327950 for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 27,224 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 14,916thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,936thHighest Drug Use: 20,750thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,510thMost Income Equality: 22,871st
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the region

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