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Nicest Citizens: 253rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 256thMost Pacifist: 286th
The Royal Monarchy of
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Glowing Diamonds

Population12.875 billion

CapitalCatalyst City
LeaderQueen Dweloe
FaithProtestant Christianity

Currencyboonbuck
AnimalTurtle

The Royal Monarchy of Glowing Diamonds is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Dweloe with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 12.875 billion Glowing Diamondsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catalyst City. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Glowing Diamondsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,559 trillion boonbucks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,759 boonbucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, arguments about toilet seats being left up or down get surprisingly heated, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars. 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 304,189th in the world and 10,384th in Lazarus for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 15.33 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Nicest Citizens: 253rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 256thMost Pacifist: 286thMost Inclusive: 401stMost Cheerful Citizens: 443rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 450thBest Weather: 496thHighest Food Quality: 498thHealthiest Citizens: 517thMost Developed: 548thLongest Average Lifespans: 600thSafest: 761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 912thMost Beautiful Environments: 972ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,076thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,081stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,320thMost Cultured: 1,334thLowest Crime Rates: 1,442ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,797thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,824thSmartest Citizens: 2,027thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,257thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,272ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,395thLargest Governments: 2,525thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,910thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,741stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,454thMost Devout: 5,764thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,009thMost Influential: 6,883rdHighest Economic Output: 7,537thHighest Average Incomes: 8,234thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,278thMost Efficient Economies: 13,258thMost Income Equality: 14,185thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 21,286thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,592ndLargest Populations: 27,732nd
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 54th in the regionMost Cultured: 54th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 79th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 87th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 87th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionLargest Governments: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 141st in the regionMost Influential: 146th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 191st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 228th in the regionMost Devout: 254th in the regionMost Income Equality: 356th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 363rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 408th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 496th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 553rd in the regionMost Stationary: 820th in the regionLargest Populations: 823rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,009th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Glowing Diamonds voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Mokastana".
  • : Glowing Diamonds voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Addiction".
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, arguments about toilet seats being left up or down get surprisingly heated.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.
  • : Glowing Diamonds was endorsed by The Galactic Imperium Invictum of Darkium.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.
  • : Glowing Diamonds was endorsed by The Kingdom of Jamiland II.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, sausages are seldom seen in the supermarket.
  • : Following new legislation in Glowing Diamonds, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.

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