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Most Stationary: 462nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 767th Most Influential: 1,011th
The Aeonian Citadel of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nukes can't stop us, but a giant foot is another story
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Imploded
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Darakin

Population27.921 billion

CapitalDarakin Citadel
LeaderAshton Q Westchester III

Currencyshmingel
Animalpuma

The Aeonian Citadel of Darakin is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Ashton Q Westchester III with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 27.921 billion Darakini love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, outspoken government prioritizes Law & Order, although Education, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Industry and Administration are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darakin Citadel. The average income tax rate is 4.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Darakini economy, worth 94.5 trillion shmingels a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 3,385 shmingels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bike rage is all the rage, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBD Governor goes house hunting, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, and the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darakin's national animal is the puma, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Darakin is ranked 1,343rd in the world and 41st in the South Pacific for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 99.51 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Stationary: 462ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 767thMost Influential: 1,011thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,343rdLargest Populations: 1,384thNicest Citizens: 1,632ndTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,050thBest Weather: 2,307thMost Devout: 2,546thSafest: 2,710thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,112thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,865thHealthiest Citizens: 4,964thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,120thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,517thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,861stLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,174thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 11,742ndMost Politically Free: 12,255thMost Cultured: 12,261stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,355th
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Devout: 48th in the regionMost Pacifist: 62nd in the regionBest Weather: 64th in the regionTop
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Safest: 79th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 93rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 139th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 150th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 157th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 227th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 289th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 294th in the regionMost Cultured: 337th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 357th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 427th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 584th in the region

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