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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,280thMost Influential: 10,034thBest Weather: 14,996th
The Sincere Democracy of
New York Times Democracy
Those fields will be ours some day
Caidios Betae
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Capitol Heights

Population2.05 billion

CapitalAcuity
LeaderCaidios Betae
FaithNone

CurrencyDollar
AnimalFox

The Sincere Democracy of Capitol Heights is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Caidios Betae with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.05 billion Heightsians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Acuity. The average income tax rate is 52.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Capitol Heightsian economy, worth 168 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 82,008 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Capitol Heights's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Capitol Heights is ranked 43,618th in the world and 553rd in Europe for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 135.12 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,280thMost Influential: 10,034thTop
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Best Weather: 14,996thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,287thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,554thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,588thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,762ndLargest Publishing Industry: 21,286thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,320thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,701stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,060thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,192nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 122nd in the region

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