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Most Valuable International Artwork: 165thMost Devout: 494thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,103rd
The Christmas Ecclesiarchy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Ho ho ho !
Santa Claus
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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East Blepia

Population2.189 billion

CapitalEast Nídobhá
LeaderSanta Claus
FaithChristmas Orthodoxy

Currencylemon
AnimalSanta

The Christmas Ecclesiarchy of East Blepia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Santa Claus with a fair hand, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, lack of airports, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.189 billion East Blepias love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of East Nídobhá. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient East Blepian economy, worth 234 trillion lemons a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 107,217 lemons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, the government is lax about national security during the Christmas period (East Blepia has found 7 easter eggs), orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children, and suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Blepia's national animal is the Santa, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christmas Orthodoxy.

East Blepia is ranked 4,553rd in the world and 29th in NationStates for Most Pacifist, with 153.63 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 165thMost Devout: 494thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,103rdMost Primitive: 1,186thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,682ndBest Weather: 1,823rdTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,399thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,922ndSafest: 3,330thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,360thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,714thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,715thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,782ndMost Cultured: 4,489thMost Pacifist: 4,553rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,613thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,755thLowest Crime Rates: 5,796thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,158thNicest Citizens: 6,298thLargest Governments: 6,751stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,336thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,370thHealthiest Citizens: 8,079thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,566thMost Developed: 9,896thMost Influential: 11,036thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12,068thMost Income Equality: 12,717thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,322ndMost Subsidized Industry: 20,806thSmartest Citizens: 22,329th
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 35th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the region

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