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Hope and Rationality

Population11.395 billion



The Dominion of Hope and Rationality is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.395 billion Rationels 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reverence. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The large but sluggish Rationelian economy, worth 608 trillion Cytes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 53,397 Cytes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, Hope and Rationality's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region, and tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hope and Rationality's national animal is the Porpoise, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hope and Rationality is ranked 4,506th in the world and 1st in Confederation of Sovereign States for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 22 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 602ndBest Weather: 799thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,023rdMost Pacifist: 1,031stSafest: 1,057thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,245thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,327thNicest Citizens: 1,396thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,425thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,604thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,616thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,685thHealthiest Citizens: 2,639thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,841stLargest Governments: 2,910thLowest Crime Rates: 3,941stMost Influential: 4,044thMost Inclusive: 4,051stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,506thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,925thSmartest Citizens: 5,815thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,018thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,229thMost Cultured: 7,531stTop
Nudest: 8,414thMost Income Equality: 8,502ndMost Stationary: 8,510thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,592ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,627thMost Devout: 14,357th

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