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Most Compassionate Citizens: 314thNicest Citizens: 326thMost Pacifist: 420th
The Monarchy of
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Glowing Diamonds

Population9.654 billion

CapitalCatalyst City
LeaderQueen Dweloe
FaithProtestant Christianity

Currencyboonbuck
AnimalTurtle

The Monarchy of Glowing Diamonds is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Dweloe with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 9.654 billion Glowing Diamondsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catalyst City. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Glowing Diamondsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,594 trillion boonbucks 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 significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 165,156 boonbucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, people boast about their low income on their dating profiles, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Glowing Diamonds's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Protestant Christianity.

Glowing Diamonds is ranked 49,759th in the world and 2,272nd in Balder for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 314thNicest Citizens: 326thMost Pacifist: 420thMost Inclusive: 490thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 501stMost Cheerful Citizens: 612thHighest Food Quality: 649thBest Weather: 750thLeast Corrupt Governments: 794thHealthiest Citizens: 823rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,071stSafest: 1,157thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,412thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,511thMost Cultured: 1,622ndMost Developed: 1,688thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,396thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,857thLowest Crime Rates: 3,117thSmartest Citizens: 3,155thMost Devout: 3,643rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,818thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,881stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,904thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,144thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,351stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,354thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,392ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,694thLargest Governments: 5,930thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,439thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,315thHighest Economic Output: 11,364thMost Efficient Economies: 13,012thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,377thMost Influential: 19,896th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionSafest: 34th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 47th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 85th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 138th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 143rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 158th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 164th in the regionMost Devout: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 179th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 203rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 204th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 211th in the regionMost Influential: 225th in the regionLargest Governments: 256th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 260th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 440th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 484th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 484th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 672nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, libraries have replaced overdue book fines with mandatory mental health assessments.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, people boast about their low income on their dating profiles.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, atheistic refugees haven't got a prayer of being granted asylum.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, group hugs break out during floor votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.

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