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Captain Apollo

Population18.671 billion

CapitalThe BattleStar Galactica


The Battlestar Galactica of Captain Apollo is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 18.671 billion Colonists hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The BattleStar Galactica. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Colonial economy, worth a remarkable 1,485 trillion Cubits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,548 Cubits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, the diplomatic corps stinks, and edutainment video games are taking Captain Apollo's students to the next level. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Captain Apollo's national animal is the Cylon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Captain Apollo is ranked 121,694th in the world and 4,182nd in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.84 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,374thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,446thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,770thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,738thMost Influential: 6,743rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,905thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,171stLargest Populations: 7,399thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,962ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,072ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,733rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,684thMost Pacifist: 11,427thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,002ndMost Politically Free: 12,177thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,760thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,286thSafest: 13,595thBest Weather: 14,985thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,298thSmartest Citizens: 15,797thLargest Governments: 16,022ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,760thMost Cultured: 18,871st
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 143rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 152nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 170th in the regionMost Influential: 207th in the regionLargest Populations: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 321st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 328th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 371st in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 433rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 478th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 544th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 548th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 549th in the regionMost Pacifist: 579th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 641st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 710th in the regionSafest: 744th in the regionNudest: 749th in the region

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