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Create Your Own Country and We'll Reveal Which European City You Really Belong In!
by Zoe Samuel
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No two nations are exactly the same. Every nation is shaped by its history, its natural resources, the size and geographical spread of its population, and the sorts of skills promoted by its universities. Some people believe politics drive commerce and commerce drives culture, but others think that culture drives politics and economics, or vice versa. The complex formula that amounts to the identity of a nation is difficult to sort out in a chicken-and-egg manner. This, however, refers to existing nations.

What about countries created from scratch? If you were endowed with the power to found your own nation, to set its laws, style its culture, and organize its industries, how would you do it? How would you locate the country, shape its geography, and structure its government? Would your nation be a totalitarian regime or a liberal democracy? Would this be a nation you would only want to rule, or would you want to live there as a common citizen?

Take this quiz, in which we have devised a series of questions that would make Thomas Jefferson's head spin. From your answers, we will distill which contemporary European you belong in! Start counting your frequent flier miles, because you're going to need them!

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