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Most Advanced Public Education: 130th Largest Welfare Programs: 319th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 383rd
The Rose Commune of
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Ego vero custos mei fratris sum.
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The Rose Commune of Caelapes is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Victor Linden with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, state-planned economy, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.394 billion Caelapenes 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scva. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Caelapitan economy, worth a remarkable 2,987 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 207,556 rosariuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, pushy mums tell their kids to be doctors and engineers but steer them away from being penniless lawyers, and Victor Linden lives life on the open road - complete with groupies. Crime is totally unknown. Caelapes's national animal is the blue-billed duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is state atheism.

Caelapes is ranked 8,921st in the world and 50th in The Internationale for Most Politically Free, scoring 84.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Advanced Public Education: 130thLargest Welfare Programs: 319thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 383rdMost Inclusive: 384thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 393rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 406thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 426thMost Developed: 450thMost Advanced Public Transport: 591stLargest Governments: 602ndLongest Average Lifespans: 614thMost Compassionate Citizens: 620thSmartest Citizens: 659thMost Pacifist: 693rdMost Subsidized Industry: 693rdHighest Poor Incomes: 717thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 734thHealthiest Citizens: 797thNicest Citizens: 828thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 842ndMost Beautiful Environments: 913thLeast Corrupt Governments: 956thMost Cultured: 1,086thLowest Crime Rates: 1,475thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,758thTop
Most Secular: 2,406thHighest Economic Output: 2,608thBest Weather: 2,826thMost Efficient Economies: 2,873rdMost Income Equality: 3,115thSafest: 3,269thHighest Average Incomes: 4,529thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,862ndMost Influential: 6,151stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,812thLargest Populations: 7,499thMost Politically Free: 8,921stTop
Highest Drug Use: 10,291stMost Rebellious Youth: 11,849thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,065thMost Extreme: 12,593rd
Most Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionMost Extreme: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 28th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 43rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 44th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 45th in the regionMost Politically Free: 50th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, Victor Linden lives life on the open road - complete with groupies.
  • : Caelapes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, pushy mums tell their kids to be doctors and engineers but steer them away from being penniless lawyers.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Caelapes will pay them to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one.
  • : Caelapes lodged a message on the The Internationale Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.


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