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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,763rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,166th
The Holy Blue NationStates of
Left-wing Utopia
Everything in Moderation
Civil Rights
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Population5.543 billion

LeaderElvira Nerium
Faiththe all-consuming void

Animalrat bat

The Holy Blue NationStates of Gloriton is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Elvira Nerium with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.543 billion Gloritonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kore. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The all-consuming Gloritonian economy, worth 556 trillion credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 100,388 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elvira Nerium's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, and 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Gloritonian Space Agency. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gloriton's national animal is the rat bat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the all-consuming void.

Gloriton is ranked 244,910th in the world and 6,682nd in Lazarus for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,763rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,166thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,025thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,263rdSafest: 5,278thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,930thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,999thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,164thMost Influential: 6,370thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,432ndMost Pacifist: 8,046thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,605thNicest Citizens: 9,095thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,471stLargest Governments: 9,802ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,955thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,481stMost Inclusive: 11,742ndBest Weather: 12,343rdTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,021stHighest Food Quality: 15,185thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,881stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,978thLowest Crime Rates: 16,995thHealthiest Citizens: 18,303rdMost Cultured: 18,641stMost Developed: 20,977thMost Politically Free: 22,451stMost Income Equality: 24,962nd
Largest Welfare Programs: 47th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 90th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 113th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 127th in the regionMost Influential: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 197th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 252nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 292nd in the regionSafest: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 316th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 366th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 404th in the regionMost Pacifist: 417th in the regionNicest Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 507th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 525th in the regionLargest Governments: 531st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 596th in the regionMost Stationary: 629th in the regionMost Inclusive: 631st in the regionNudest: 652nd in the regionBest Weather: 675th in the regionMost Extreme: 689th in the regionMost Income Equality: 694th in the region

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