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Cereskia

Population2.238 billion

CapitalAstrana
LeaderA Pessimistic
FaithPessimism

CurrencyCereskian Pound
AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Learnt things the hard way of Cereskia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by A Pessimistic with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 2.238 billion Cereskians 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 Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astrana. The average income tax rate is 86.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cereskian economy, worth 410 trillion Cereskian Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 183,413 Cereskian Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Many believe that A Pessimistic's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it, perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting', when you fly on Air Cereskia you win a seat or you die, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cereskia's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Pessimism.

Cereskia is ranked 10,248th in the world and 502nd in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 11,242.43 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,605thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,455thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,061stMost Efficient Economies: 5,352ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,693rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,438thMost Devout: 7,879thHighest Average Incomes: 8,543rdLargest Governments: 8,734thLargest Black Market: 8,805thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,846thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,214thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,779thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,791stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,248thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,319thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,363rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,621stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,671stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,293rdMost Developed: 12,511thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,645thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,996thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,543rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,592ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,697thSmartest Citizens: 16,791stMost Inclusive: 17,387thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,861stMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,468thBest Weather: 18,584thMost Cultured: 19,605thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,355thLowest Crime Rates: 23,658th
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Most Influential: 122nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 217th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 221st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 303rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 315th in the regionMost Devout: 334th in the regionLargest Black Market: 365th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 370th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 399th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 407th in the regionMost Average: 443rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 455th in the regionLargest Governments: 461st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 474th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 498th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 502nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 515th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 572nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 573rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 601st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 622nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 625th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 658th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 729th in the regionMost Developed: 736th in the regionRudest Citizens: 756th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 788th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 846th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 881st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 888th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 911th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 925th in the region

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