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Most Advanced Public Education: 121st Largest Welfare Programs: 242nd Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 310th
The Hands Off Venezuela of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
No coup! No sanctions! No new war!
Influence
Eminence Grise
Comrade Off-Site Administrator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Caelapes

Population17.329 billion

CapitalScæva
LeaderVictor Linden

Currencyrosarius
Animalblue-billed duck

The Hands Off Venezuela of Caelapes is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Victor Linden with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, smutty television, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 17.329 billion Caelapenes 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 enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scæva. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Caelapitan economy, worth a remarkable 4,001 trillion rosariuses 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 230,914 rosariuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, and it's been a banner year for local vexillology. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Caelapes's national animal is the blue-billed duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Caelapes is ranked 166,865th in the world and 2nd in The Internationale for Most Pro-Market, scoring -90.11 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 121stLargest Welfare Programs: 242ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 310thMost Inclusive: 311thHighest Average Tax Rates: 333rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 337thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 378thMost Compassionate Citizens: 386thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 420thMost Developed: 428thMost Pacifist: 432ndNicest Citizens: 492ndLargest Governments: 494thMost Advanced Public Transport: 508thLongest Average Lifespans: 521stSmartest Citizens: 548thLeast Corrupt Governments: 553rdHealthiest Citizens: 589thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 663rdMost Subsidized Industry: 725thHighest Poor Incomes: 777thMost Beautiful Environments: 789thMost Cultured: 969thLowest Crime Rates: 984thSafest: 1,376thTop
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Best Weather: 1,825thHighest Economic Output: 2,057thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,196thMost Efficient Economies: 2,607thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,056thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,609thHighest Average Incomes: 3,639thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,394thMost Income Equality: 6,105thMost Secular: 6,673rdMost Influential: 6,727thLargest Populations: 6,832ndHighest Drug Use: 7,137thTop
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