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Best Weather: 4,084th Most Cheerful Citizens: 4,993rd Largest Populations: 5,390th
The Dream Within A Dream of
Libertarian Police State
Between the Heavenly Dream and the God-Awful Reality
Westwind
Regional Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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The Dream Within A Dream of All Good People is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Westwind with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and ritual sacrifices. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 16.586 billion All Good Peoples are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Heart of the Sunrise. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming All Good Peoples economy, worth a remarkable 1,340 trillion Equiliants a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 80,797 Equiliants, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

90% of active duty AGPAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, conspiracy theorists allege The Heart of the Sunrise's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, and groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. All Good People's national animal is the Dream Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Sacred Order of The Church of Westwind.

All Good People is ranked 66,335th in the world and 2,509th in the West Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 0.23 Stalins.

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Best Weather: 4,084thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,993rdLargest Populations: 5,390thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,360thHighest Economic Output: 7,394thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 7,796thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,235thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,441stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,692ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,631stMost Devout: 12,580thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,795th
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Largest Populations: 51st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 110th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 170th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 189th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 241st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 253rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 273rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 317th in the regionMost Devout: 383rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 440th in the regionMost Developed: 449th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 467th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 486th in the regionNicest Citizens: 531st in the regionNudest: 537th in the region

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