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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,359thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,438thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,442nd
The Third Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Population1.696 billion

LeaderPresident Hugo Houtman

AnimalSika deer

The Third Republic of DutchFormosa is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Hugo Houtman with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.696 billion Formosans 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 Welfare, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zeelandia. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Formosan economy, worth 151 trillion Guilders a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,202 Guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only adults may purchase violent video games, most of the population has had bad experiences with hoes, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, and in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. DutchFormosa's national animal is the Sika deer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Protestantism.

DutchFormosa is ranked 167,087th in the world and 244th in The Kodiak Republic for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 675.16 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,359thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,438thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,442ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,149thMost Influential: 3,726thBest Weather: 4,255thMost Pacifist: 4,259thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,566thNicest Citizens: 4,601stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,756thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,035thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,884thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,888thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,410thSafest: 7,510thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,673rdMost Inclusive: 7,697thHealthiest Citizens: 9,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,326thHighest Food Quality: 9,572ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,846thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,866thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,980thTop
Most Developed: 14,770thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,827thLargest Governments: 16,921stMost Cultured: 18,163rdMost Income Equality: 20,291stMost Efficient Economies: 22,053rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,838thSmartest Citizens: 24,902ndHighest Poor Incomes: 25,602ndLowest Crime Rates: 26,097thHighest Drug Use: 28,263rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 20th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 27th in the regionMost Income Equality: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 38th in the region

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