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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,297th Best Weather: 2,339th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,462nd
The United Imperial Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
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Population19.803 billion

CapitalEaglewood City
LeaderEmperor Thatcher Mayes

CurrencyKirabuckian casti
AnimalCastigonian Wolf

The United Imperial Republic of Castigonia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Thatcher Mayes with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 19.803 billion Castigonians 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eaglewood City. The average income tax rate is 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient Castigonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,079 trillion Kirabuckian castis a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 54,536 Kirabuckian castis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, the media have begun calling the government treasury "Emperor Thatcher Mayes's stash", nothing gets the party jumping like Emperor Thatcher Mayes specifying how high, and party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Castigonia's national animal is the Castigonian Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sibarianism.

Castigonia is ranked 23,660th in the world and 4th in The Respected Realms for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,713.42 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,297thBest Weather: 2,339thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,462ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,506thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,994thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,333rdSafest: 4,003rdNicest Citizens: 4,329thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,340thMost Cultured: 5,166thMost Pacifist: 5,336thLargest Populations: 5,378thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,385thLowest Crime Rates: 6,508thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,033rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,178thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8,493rdSmartest Citizens: 9,115thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,741stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,948thHighest Economic Output: 13,238thLargest Governments: 13,704thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,002ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,174thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,277th
Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the region

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