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The Ongoing State of Absentia

“We Are A Bush. Move Along.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: CDW Federation

Regional Influence: Hermit

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The Ongoing State of Absentia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by youse with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, prohibition of alcohol, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 39.28 billion Absentians 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 tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Middle of Nowhere. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Absentian economy, worth an astonishing 20,983 trillion ergs 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 a breathtaking 534,193 ergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", school football matches are usually five-a-side, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, and the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions. Crime is totally unknown. Absentia's national animal is the cambot, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Absentia is ranked 238,654th in the world and 1st in CDW Federation for Fattest Citizens, with 0.91 Obesity Rate.

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Most Secular: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rdSmartest Citizens: 10thHighest Economic Output: 71stHighest Disposable Incomes: 82ndHighest Poor Incomes: 97thHealthiest Citizens: 113thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 153rdMost Developed: 166thLongest Average Lifespans: 186thLargest Populations: 226thHighest Average Incomes: 227thMost Inclusive: 297thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 311thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 356thRudest Citizens: 399thLargest Publishing Industry: 506thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 518thMost Rebellious Youth: 597thMost Beautiful Environments: 733rdLargest Black Market: 818thMost Efficient Economies: 848thMost Stationary: 1,127thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,366thLargest Retail Industry: 1,398thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,710thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,511thLargest Governments: 3,139thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,423rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,982ndMost Cultured: 5,415thMost Influential: 8,504thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,660thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 15,308thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,552ndHighest Drug Use: 18,461stMost Corrupt Governments: 20,399thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,926th

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