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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,509th Most Influential: 3,606th Most Devout: 3,693rd
The New Golden Age of
Authoritarian Democracy
... to dramatically overreact ...
Influence
Power
Founder / WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Halcyon Nova

Population1.634 billion

CapitalHalcyon Nova City
LeaderCaptain Jack Tre'
FaithChristianity

CurrencyGold Tikani
AnimalHalcyon

The New Golden Age of Halcyon Nova is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Captain Jack Tre' with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, anti-smoking policies, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, devout population of 1.634 billion Halcyon Novans are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon Nova City. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Halcyon Novan economy, worth 226 trillion Gold Tikanis a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 138,904 Gold Tikanis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house, government popup ads are springing up like weeds, and the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Halcyon Nova's national animal is the Halcyon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Halcyon Nova is ranked 146,001st in the world and 187th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 11,112.37 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,509thMost Influential: 3,606thMost Devout: 3,693rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,813thHealthiest Citizens: 4,641stBest Weather: 5,557thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,977thMost Developed: 6,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,387thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,589thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,660thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,757thLargest Governments: 7,260thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,068thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,122ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,307thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,476thMost Cultured: 9,197thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,462ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,994thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,274thMost Efficient Economies: 10,460thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,706thNicest Citizens: 11,140thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,258thMost Inclusive: 12,558thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,804thSmartest Citizens: 13,282ndHighest Average Incomes: 15,164th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18th in the regionSafest: 19th in the region

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