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Largest Populations: 5thLeast Corrupt Governments: 79thLargest Information Technology Sector: 81st
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Crystal Palais

Population46.968 billion

CapitalMare Crisium
LeaderMichael Lucerne


The Dominion of Crystal Palais is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Michael Lucerne with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 46.968 billion Crystal Palaisians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mare Crisium. The average income tax rate is 36.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Crystal Palaisian economy, worth an astonishing 16,166 trillion solaris a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 344,209 solaris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, and exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Crystal Palais's national animal is the mantlion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Crystal Palais is ranked 26,734th in the world and 3rd in The Heartland for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 23,410.15 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Largest Populations: 5thLeast Corrupt Governments: 79thLargest Information Technology Sector: 81stLargest Publishing Industry: 101stLargest Agricultural Sector: 141stSmartest Citizens: 174thMost Scientifically Advanced: 210thHighest Economic Output: 274thSafest: 342ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 640thHighest Poor Incomes: 671stHealthiest Citizens: 801stMost Developed: 802ndLongest Average Lifespans: 852ndMost Cultured: 992ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,292ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,500thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,563rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,588thHighest Food Quality: 1,593rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,870thMost Secular: 2,126thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,449thMost Stationary: 2,588thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,939thLowest Crime Rates: 3,179thMost Influential: 3,860thLargest Governments: 3,976thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,588thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,544thTop
Most Income Equality: 15,954thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,560thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,371stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,348thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26,734th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Herconia and East Klent.