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Safest: 23rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 34th
The Concordium of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Freedom above all
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Independent Planets

Population32.597 billion

CapitalSaint Francis
LeaderChief Executive Mark Halpert


The Concordium of Independent Planets is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Executive Mark Halpert with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.597 billion Planetians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Francis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Planetian economy, worth an astonishing 10,912 trillion credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 334,776 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens have to dodge their neighbor's drones while getting the morning paper, the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Independent Planets's national animal is the ox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Independent Planets is ranked 59th in the world and 1st in Texas for Least Corrupt Governments, with 98.96 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Safest: 23rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 34thMost Advanced Public Education: 52ndNicest Citizens: 55thLeast Corrupt Governments: 59thLowest Crime Rates: 76thMost Compassionate Citizens: 78thMost Pacifist: 85thMost Cultured: 86thHighest Average Tax Rates: 94thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 103rdLargest Governments: 116thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177thMost Devout: 177thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 308thHighest Economic Output: 361stHighest Poor Incomes: 399thSmartest Citizens: 413thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 431stMost Subsidized Industry: 496thMost Efficient Economies: 575thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 650thMost Developed: 711thLongest Average Lifespans: 836thLargest Publishing Industry: 947thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,002ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,134thHighest Average Incomes: 1,401stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,426thHealthiest Citizens: 1,556thLargest Populations: 1,587thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,642ndMost Influential: 2,683rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,572ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,503rdBest Weather: 10,792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,997thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,332ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,786thMost Stationary: 16,923rdMost Rebellious Youth: 17,946thMost Income Equality: 21,529th
Safest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the region

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