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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 409th Largest Welfare Programs: 557th Most Compassionate Citizens: 712th
The Geheimzinnig Lichtig Wereld of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Dedicated to his very first home.
Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck

Garden at 6th Mile Road

Population2.673 billion

CapitalHolly's Treehouse in de Enchanted Forest
LeaderHolly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight
FaithFree Thinking Among Many Other Religions

CurrencyExtremely Colossal SSCG Sequence 3 Joule
AnimalVery Cute and Wonderfully Light-Made Cat

The Geheimzinnig Lichtig Wereld of Garden at 6th Mile Road is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.673 billion Hollies love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holly's Treehouse in de Enchanted Forest. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Holly economy, worth 375 trillion Extremely Colossal SSCG Sequence 3 Joules a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 140,522 Extremely Colossal SSCG Sequence 3 Joules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, a video of Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, and holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Garden at 6th Mile Road's national animal is the Very Cute and Wonderfully Light-Made Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Free Thinking Among Many Other Religions.

Garden at 6th Mile Road is ranked 40,414th in the world and 9th in The United Islands of the Atlantic for Highest Drug Use, scoring 86.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 409thLargest Welfare Programs: 557thMost Compassionate Citizens: 712thMost Pacifist: 730thLeast Corrupt Governments: 797thMost Advanced Public Education: 873rdNicest Citizens: 882ndBest Weather: 1,005thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,021stSafest: 1,101stMost Inclusive: 1,162ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,440thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,445thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,525thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,540thMost Secular: 1,545thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,169thMost Developed: 2,526thHealthiest Citizens: 2,586thLargest Governments: 2,877thMost Cultured: 3,028thLowest Crime Rates: 3,170thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,941stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,157thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,207thSmartest Citizens: 5,558thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,056thMost Income Equality: 6,667thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,459thMost Efficient Economies: 12,303rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,331stHighest Average Incomes: 14,712th
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Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, a video of Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Garden at 6th Mile Road's influence in The United Islands of the Atlantic rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight has been known to make speeches in fishing waders.

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