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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,323rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,506thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,225th
The Revolutionary Republic of
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Highfort

Population14.544 billion

CapitalThe High Fort
LeaderPresident Robert Vale

CurrencyHigh Piece
AnimalGiant Tortoise

The Revolutionary Republic of Highfort is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Robert Vale with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.544 billion Highfort Citizens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The High Fort. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Highfortian economy, worth a remarkable 2,390 trillion High Pieces a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 164,373 High Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Intelligence services are renowned for their godless ways, cities are engulfed by smog, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings, and getting an autograph has become harder than ever. Crime is totally unknown. Highfort's national animal is the Giant Tortoise, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Highfort is ranked 6,353rd in the world and 228th in Balder for Highest Economic Output, with 2,390 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Developed: 2,444thNicest Citizens: 2,537thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,567thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,948thMost Inclusive: 3,164thMost Cultured: 3,323rdSmartest Citizens: 3,383rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,384thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,686thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,721stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,865thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,935thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,078thLargest Governments: 4,496thHealthiest Citizens: 4,528thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,673rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,026thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,576thMost Armed: 6,001stHighest Economic Output: 6,353rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,443rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,647thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,285thMost Influential: 9,304thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,039thHighest Average Incomes: 11,075thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,080thMost Secular: 12,453rdSafest: 12,650thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,859thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,448thMost Efficient Economies: 15,188thLargest Populations: 16,361st
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Most Rebellious Youth: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 75th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionNicest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 99th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Cultured: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 125th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 145th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 173rd in the regionLargest Governments: 182nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 186th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 188th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 195th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 195th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 199th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 227th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 228th in the regionMost Armed: 306th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 336th in the regionLargest Populations: 343rd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 382nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 419th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 523rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 538th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 572nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 587th in the regionMost Politically Free: 592nd in the regionMost Secular: 601st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 614th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 644th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 651st in the region

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