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Safest: 18th Most Cheerful Citizens: 29th Nicest Citizens: 35th
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Independent Planets

Population28.559 billion

CapitalSaint Francis
LeaderChief Executive Mark Halpert


The Concordium of Independent Planets is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chief Executive Mark Halpert with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, rampant corporate plagiarism, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 28.559 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 a remarkable 9,561 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 334,781 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little 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 114,364th in the world and 107th in Texas for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,823.87 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Safest: 18thMost Cheerful Citizens: 29thNicest Citizens: 35thLeast Corrupt Governments: 39thMost Pacifist: 39thMost Advanced Public Transport: 41stMost Advanced Public Education: 42ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 45thMost Cultured: 49thLowest Crime Rates: 53rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 57thLargest Governments: 85thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 87thMost Efficient Economies: 113thMost Devout: 122ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 129thHighest Poor Incomes: 285thSmartest Citizens: 300thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 304thMost Developed: 305thHighest Economic Output: 325thMost Subsidized Industry: 348thLongest Average Lifespans: 380thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 387thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 469thLargest Publishing Industry: 919thMost Beautiful Environments: 966thHighest Average Incomes: 1,007thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,242ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,446thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,495thLargest Populations: 1,673rdTop
Most Influential: 2,067thMost Inclusive: 2,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,231stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,714thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,747thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,608thBest Weather: 16,707th
Safest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 12th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Greater United Texas, NewTexas, Tishanda, Studly Penguins, Darth Kermit, and United States of Woodward.

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