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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,059th Largest Welfare Programs: 5,074th Most Advanced Public Transport: 6,033rd
The Australian Dictatorship of
Democratic Socialists
oi mate pass us the goon yeah
The Working Australian
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Beta Test

Population13.573 billion

LeaderThe Working Australian
FaithDrinking Culture

CurrencyGoon Bag

The Australian Dictatorship of Beta Test is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Working Australian with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate population of 13.573 billion Australians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brisbane. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Beta Testian economy, worth a remarkable 1,112 trillion Goon Bags a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,994 Goon Bags, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bizarre-looking creatures called 'Alcoholicdogs' dominate wildlife preserves, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Beta Test's national animal is the Alcoholic, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Drinking Culture.

Beta Test is ranked 25,309th in the world and 12th in Greater Olympus for Smartest Citizens, with 52.49 Quips Per Hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,059thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,074thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,033rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,521stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,910thHighest Drug Use: 10,222ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,787thLargest Populations: 11,629thLargest Governments: 11,704thLowest Crime Rates: 11,888thHighest Economic Output: 12,296thMost Pacifist: 12,844thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,771stSafest: 15,669thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,000thHealthiest Citizens: 16,102ndNicest Citizens: 16,397thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,621st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the region

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