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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,533rd Largest Publishing Industry: 2,036th Largest Populations: 2,658th
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Discoveria

Population26.455 billion

CapitalLas Veritas
LeaderPresident Nathan Bohr

Currencydisc
Animallanternfish

The Utopian Commonwealth of Discoveria is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Nathan Bohr with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 26.455 billion Discoverians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Las Veritas. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Discoverian economy, worth a remarkable 3,098 trillion discs a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,110 discs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, and unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Discoveria's national animal is the lanternfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Discoveria is ranked 15,299th in the world and 1st in LGBT University for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,533rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,036thLargest Populations: 2,658thSafest: 2,748thHighest Economic Output: 3,261stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,203rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,333rdMost Cultured: 4,522ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,562ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,771stMost Developed: 4,869thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,208thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,494thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,735thSmartest Citizens: 6,029thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,911thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,921stMost Pacifist: 7,334thTop
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Best Weather: 9,327thHealthiest Citizens: 9,595thMost Politically Free: 10,039thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,731stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,465thLowest Crime Rates: 13,250thMost Efficient Economies: 13,630thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,932ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,643rdLargest Governments: 14,848thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,299thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,721stMost Secular: 16,530th

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  • : Discoveria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Discoveria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Discoveria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Discoveria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Discoveria changed its national animal to "lanternfish", its demonym to "Discoverian", its demonym adjective to "Discoverian", its demonym plural to "Discoverians", its motto to "In Science We Trust", and its nation type to "Utopian Commonwealth".
  • : Discoveria changed its national animal to "butterfly", its demonym to "Radclyffian", its demonym plural to "Radclyffian", its motto to "Hatred is blind, as well as love", and its nation type to "Discoverian Enclave".
  • : Discoveria changed its national demonym adjective to "Radclyffians", its demonym plural to "Radclyffe Hall", and its nation type to "Utopian Commonwealth".
  • : Discoveria changed its national demonym adjective to "Discoverian", its demonym plural to "Discoverians", and its motto to "In Science We Trust".
  • : Discoveria changed its national demonym adjective to "Radclyffians", its demonym plural to "Radclyffe Hall", its motto to "Hatred is blind, as well as love", and its nation type to "Discoverian Enclave".
  • : Discoveria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.

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