Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th Most Developed: 23rd
The Althing of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
ᴀʟʟ ɍᴀᴛʜᴇʀs ᴄᴀʀᴇ ɍѳʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sѳɴs
Regional Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Althing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.578 billion Ratatekkers 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.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth a remarkable 3,573 trillion labor credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 284,089 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ratateague's radio stations, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, and the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers. Crime is totally unknown. Ratateague's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ratateague is ranked 179,655th in the world and 188th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -60.77 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15thMost Developed: 23rdHealthiest Citizens: 33rdSafest: 53rdLongest Average Lifespans: 60thNicest Citizens: 63rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 64thBest Weather: 66thMost Pacifist: 81stMost Inclusive: 84thMost Cheerful Citizens: 94thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105thMost Cultured: 108thMost Advanced Public Education: 110thHighest Poor Incomes: 148thMost Beautiful Environments: 156thMost Rebellious Youth: 194thMost Efficient Economies: 203rdMost Influential: 241stSmartest Citizens: 246thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 361stLargest Publishing Industry: 502ndLargest Governments: 528thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 539thMost Devout: 565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 788thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,013thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,183rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,529thHighest Economic Output: 1,641stLowest Crime Rates: 1,710thTop
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Most Stationary: 2,183rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,232ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,445thLargest Populations: 8,019thMost Income Equality: 8,656thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,000thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,365th
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ratateague was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and Highest Economic Output, the Top 5% for Largest Populations, and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the government now pays the "Really Awesome Super Heroes" (RASH) to catch evildoers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ratateague's radio stations.
  • : Ratateague was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Ratateague was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Ratateague lodged a message on the Democratic Socialist Assembly Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, Holtmímir's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.

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