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Most Influential: 2,267thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,301stNicest Citizens: 3,049th
The Acting Culture Minister of
Left-Leaning College State
You Can't Stop Progress
President Urpo Aaltonen
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population5.397 billion

LeaderPresident Urpo Aaltonen
FaithThe Cult of Godsinia


The Acting Culture Minister of Antenion is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Urpo Aaltonen with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cheerful population of 5.397 billion Antenis enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Enton. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anteni economy, worth 789 trillion marks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,273 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A few people seem to spend their whole time complaining, Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Enton to enjoy their national art, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, and Anteni tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Antenion's national animal is the Goose, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Cult of Godsinia.

Antenion is ranked 62,526th in the world and 69th in Thaecia for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 181,777 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 2,267thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,301stTop
Nicest Citizens: 3,049thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,167thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,614thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,230thMost Inclusive: 4,398thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,411thHealthiest Citizens: 4,821stMost Pacifist: 5,060thMost Developed: 6,152ndBest Weather: 6,825thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,846thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,114thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,605thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,637thMost Cultured: 7,650thLargest Governments: 7,810thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,927thSmartest Citizens: 8,001stMost Efficient Economies: 8,100thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,243rdLowest Crime Rates: 8,251stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,483rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,529thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,667thMost Secular: 8,838thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,135thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,645thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,290thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,718thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 15,089thHighest Drug Use: 15,339thHighest Economic Output: 24,089thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24,268th
Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionNudest: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 35th in the region

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