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Largest Populations: 5thLargest Information Technology Sector: 61stLeast Corrupt Governments: 69th
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Crystal Palais

Population42.536 billion

CapitalMare Crisium
LeaderMichael Lucerne


The Dominion of Crystal Palais is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Michael Lucerne with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 42.536 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 24.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Crystal Palaisian economy, worth an astonishing 14,682 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 345,174 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 20,151st in the world and 1st in The Heartland for Most Income Equality, scoring 79.05 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Populations: 5thLargest Information Technology Sector: 61stLeast Corrupt Governments: 69thLargest Agricultural Sector: 87thLargest Publishing Industry: 104thSmartest Citizens: 139thMost Scientifically Advanced: 173rdSafest: 231stHighest Economic Output: 244thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 425thHighest Poor Incomes: 429thMost Developed: 494thHealthiest Citizens: 501stLongest Average Lifespans: 541stMost Cultured: 676thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 756thHighest Disposable Incomes: 911thMost Efficient Economies: 1,116thHighest Food Quality: 1,256thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,297thHighest Average Incomes: 1,531stMost Secular: 1,920thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,131stMost Inclusive: 2,429thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,861stMost Stationary: 3,072ndLargest Governments: 3,773rdMost Influential: 4,413thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,718thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,735thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,311thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13,924thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,031stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,136thMost Income Equality: 20,151stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,037thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24,920th

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Endorsements Received: 2 » East Klent and Herconia.