by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,880th Least Corrupt Governments: 15,034th
The Supporters of
New York Times Democracy
Freedom is not free.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Freedom Rising

Population8.328 billion

LeaderRobert Benton
Faithfreedom of religion


The Supporters of Freedom Rising is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Robert Benton with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.328 billion Americans 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Philadelphia. The average income tax rate is 24.0%.

The strong American economy, worth 445 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 53,449 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

Freedom of religion has been named as Freedom Rising's national religion, Robert Benton has just been declared ruler of Freedom Rising in an international press conference, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Freedom Rising's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is freedom of religion.

Freedom Rising is ranked 33,622nd in the world and 2nd in Alternate Earth for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 71.83 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,880thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 15,034th
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the region

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