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Most Pacifist: 16,709thMost Income Equality: 17,633rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,321st
The Serene Dominion of
Democratic Socialists
Redeemers of Concord
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Fort Concord

Population608 million



The Serene Dominion of Fort Concord is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 608 million Fort Concordians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lawrence. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Fort Concordian economy, worth 13.8 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 22,644 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fort Concordian soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting, getting an autograph has become harder than ever, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, and the nation has nearly as many history museums as Fort Concordians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fort Concord's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Fort Concord is ranked 242,585th in the world and 298th in Concord for Most Developed, scoring 49.78 on the Human Development Index.

Most Pacifist: 16,709thMost Income Equality: 17,633rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,321stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,735thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,695thNicest Citizens: 24,852nd
Highest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Income Equality: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 35th in the region

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