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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,445thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,532ndBest Weather: 3,221st
The Most Serene Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Good

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Delight

Population10.529 billion

CapitalElathuria

CurrencyBrass Button
AnimalDeath Meadow Dragon

The Most Serene Republic of Delight is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 10.529 billion Delightists enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elathuria. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Delightian economy, worth 973 trillion Brass Buttons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 92,414 Brass Buttons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, if there's something strange in your neighborhood you call Brancaland, and 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Delight's national animal is the Death Meadow Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Delight is ranked 245,770th in the world and 6,758th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,445thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,532ndTop
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Best Weather: 3,221stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,673rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,832ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,003rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,201stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,349thMost Influential: 4,587thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,544thMost Pacifist: 6,882ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,397thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,591stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,704thNicest Citizens: 7,751stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,001stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,235thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,665thHighest Food Quality: 8,732ndMost Inclusive: 8,969thHealthiest Citizens: 9,346thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,716thSafest: 9,787thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,813thMost Cultured: 11,969thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,990thLargest Governments: 15,528thLowest Crime Rates: 16,404thMost Stationary: 18,646thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,690thMost Income Equality: 20,133rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,266thMost Secular: 20,381stMost Developed: 21,750thHighest Economic Output: 22,188thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,161stMost Subsidized Industry: 25,429th
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Most Influential: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 85th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 101st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 104th in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 129th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 136th in the regionMost Pacifist: 161st in the regionNicest Citizens: 175th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 195th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 205th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 211th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 211th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 212th in the regionMost Inclusive: 213th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 216th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 223rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 223rd in the regionSafest: 229th in the regionMost Cultured: 280th in the regionMost Stationary: 286th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 323rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 343rd in the regionLargest Governments: 347th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 409th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 423rd in the regionMost Developed: 429th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 453rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 468th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 490th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 523rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 538th in the regionMost Secular: 545th in the regionNudest: 691st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Delight, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Following new legislation in Delight, if there's something strange in your neighborhood you call Brancaland.
  • : Following new legislation in Delight, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Delight endorsed The Republic of Lux Prima.
  • : Delight was endorsed by The Republic of Lux Prima.
  • : Following new legislation in Delight, environmentalists are advocating slash-and-burn in the nation's forests.
  • : Following new legislation in Delight, prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned significant others.
  • : Following new legislation in Delight, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times.
  • : Following new legislation in Delight, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Delight endorsed The Queendom of Golden Motherland.

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