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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 179thMost Pacifist: 222ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 244th
The Heldere n Betoverde Dimensie of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Dedicated to his very first home.
Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight
Influence
Envoy
Minister of National Development
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Garden at 6th Mile Road

Population6.262 billion

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

CurrencySimple Subcubic Graph Func SSCG 3 Joule
AnimalVery Cute and Wonderfully Light-Made Cat

The Heldere n Betoverde Dimensie of Garden at 6th Mile Road is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, parental licensing program, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.262 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holly's Treehouse in de Enchanted Forest. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Holly economy, worth a remarkable 1,381 trillion Simple Subcubic Graph Func SSCG 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 220,547 Simple Subcubic Graph Func SSCG 3 Joules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There is a dearth of space for new houses, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels, and the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. 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 36,721st in the world and 4th in Singapore for Most Politically Free, scoring 77.05 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 179thMost Pacifist: 222ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 244thNicest Citizens: 283rdMost Inclusive: 340thBest Weather: 342ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 350thSafest: 353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 402ndMost Advanced Public Education: 411thMost Beautiful Environments: 432ndLargest Welfare Programs: 434thHighest Average Tax Rates: 485thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 551stMost Developed: 667thLowest Crime Rates: 760thLargest Governments: 764thLongest Average Lifespans: 771stMost Secular: 781stHealthiest Citizens: 1,005thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,075thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,118thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,235thSmartest Citizens: 1,431stMost Cultured: 1,653rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,077thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,218thMost Efficient Economies: 2,448thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,853rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,849thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,440thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,692ndMost Income Equality: 8,385thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,494thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,806thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,294th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.

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