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Most Income Equality: 8,982ndMost Pacifist: 10,934thSafest: 19,005th
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Freeway Magic

Population1.043 billion


The Republic of Freeway Magic is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.043 billion Freeway Magicians 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 medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 41.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Freeway Magician economy, worth 38.8 trillion Freeways 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. 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 37,176 Freeways, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vegetarianism is compulsory, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, the tenet of free speech is held dear, and Freeway Magic has designated Freeway Magic City as its capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Freeway Magic's national animal is the Magic, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Freeway Magic is ranked 276,646th in the world and 2nd in The International for Most Avoided, scoring 1.18 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Income Equality: 8,982ndMost Pacifist: 10,934thTop
Safest: 19,005thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,599thBest Weather: 20,451stNicest Citizens: 24,023rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29,241stHealthiest Citizens: 29,436th

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