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Most Influential: 1,078thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,082ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,352nd
The Democratic Confederation of
Left-wing Utopia
Thrive and Cherish
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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ABC

Population13.241 billion

CapitalVerum
LeaderAvis Axl
FaithDEMOCRACY

CurrencyUno
AnimalPanda

The Democratic Confederation of ABC is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Avis Axl with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.241 billion Alphas are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Verum. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Alphasian economy, worth a remarkable 2,178 trillion Unoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 164,504 Unoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

90% of active duty AAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, to say that military robots are inclined towards violence is offensive, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in ABC, and ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. ABC's national animal is the Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is DEMOCRACY.

ABC is ranked 303,657th in the world and 13,468th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -14.21 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 1,078thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,082ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,352ndNicest Citizens: 1,712thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,714thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,775thMost Inclusive: 1,815thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,820thBest Weather: 1,838thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,013thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,103rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,106thMost Pacifist: 2,126thHighest Food Quality: 2,199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,281stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,286thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,773rdTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 3,093rdMost Developed: 3,112thMost Cultured: 3,167thLargest Governments: 3,394thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,563rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,869thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,737thSmartest Citizens: 4,812thLowest Crime Rates: 5,546thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,705thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,625thHighest Economic Output: 9,036thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,183rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,071stMost Efficient Economies: 11,181stSafest: 11,961stHighest Average Incomes: 12,855thTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,370thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,991stMost Secular: 21,612thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,472ndLargest Populations: 25,641st
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 76th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 83rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 92nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 99th in the regionBest Weather: 100th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 101st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 102nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 111th in the regionMost Pacifist: 113th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 119th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 144th in the regionMost Cultured: 153rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 168th in the regionLargest Governments: 169th in the regionMost Developed: 178th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 181st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 241st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 249th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 255th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 286th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 294th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 312th in the regionMost Influential: 324th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 423rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 490th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 514th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 523rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 575th in the regionLargest Populations: 588th in the regionNudest: 674th in the regionTop
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Safest: 678th in the regionMost Income Equality: 782nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 784th in the regionMost Secular: 966th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,187th in the region

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