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Largest Agricultural Sector: 346th Highest Disposable Incomes: 7,335th Highest Drug Use: 7,411th
The Kingdom of
Left-wing Utopia
Aspera Non Fugiam
King Alexander I
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ceptolia

Population1.175 billion

CapitalRidgemont
LeaderKing Alexander I
FaithOptimism

CurrencyCept
AnimalRed Panda

The Kingdom of Ceptolia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Alexander I with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.175 billion Ceptolians 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 relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ridgemont. The average income tax rate is 14.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ceptolian economy, worth 127 trillion Cepts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 108,140 Cepts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Imitation is the sincerest form of felony, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius', it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, and artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ceptolia's national animal is the Red Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Optimism.

Ceptolia is ranked 46,462nd in the world and 1,198th in Lazarus for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 86.42 on the Hayek Index.

Top
1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 346thTop
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 7,335thHighest Drug Use: 7,411thTop
10%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,982ndMost Inclusive: 10,052ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,434thMost Pacifist: 12,880thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,087thBest Weather: 13,620thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,713thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,121stMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,331st
Top
1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 17th in the regionTop
5%
Highest Drug Use: 154th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 417th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 427th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 513th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Ceptolia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, imitation is the sincerest form of felony.
  • : Ceptolia was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
  • : Following new legislation in Ceptolia, King Alexander I's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies.
  • : Ceptolia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes, Highest Workforce Participation Rate, and Largest Retail Industry.

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