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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,515thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,310thMost Devout: 2,745th
The Ecstatic Republic of
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Joviality

Population11.949 billion

CapitalMerriment
LeaderFelicity A Plenty
FaithAquarium Therapy

CurrencySmile
Animalsea otter

The Ecstatic Republic of Joviality is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Felicity A Plenty with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.949 billion Jovialites 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merriment. The average income tax rate is 68.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Jovialityian economy, worth 704 trillion Smiles a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 58,940 Smiles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, Felicity A Plenty's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success, and the long arm of the law possesses a rather slow hand. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Joviality's national animal is the sea otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Aquarium Therapy.

Joviality is ranked 4,714th in the world and 32nd in NationStates for Most Pacifist, with 152.64 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Devout: 2,745thBest Weather: 3,108thMost Influential: 3,987thMost Pacifist: 4,714thNicest Citizens: 4,734thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,291stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,816thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,563rdSafest: 6,884thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,033rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,653rdMost Stationary: 8,132ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,976thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,622ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,984thMost Cultured: 15,480thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,443rdHealthiest Citizens: 17,360thSmartest Citizens: 19,145thMost Developed: 20,565thLargest Populations: 23,330th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionTop
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Safest: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the regionMost Devout: 44th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 50th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 52nd in the region

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