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Safest: 18th Most Cheerful Citizens: 29th Most Advanced Public Transport: 37th
The Concordium of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Freedom above all
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Independent Planets

Population29.53 billion

CapitalSaint Francis
LeaderChief Executive Mark Halpert


The Concordium of Independent Planets is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chief Executive Mark Halpert with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 29.53 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 9,885 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 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 170,136th in the world and 177th in Texas for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -3069.65 on the Hayek Index.

Safest: 18thMost Cheerful Citizens: 29thMost Advanced Public Transport: 37thNicest Citizens: 40thMost Pacifist: 46thLeast Corrupt Governments: 47thMost Advanced Public Education: 47thMost Compassionate Citizens: 51stMost Cultured: 57thLowest Crime Rates: 62ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 73rdLargest Governments: 94thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 95thMost Efficient Economies: 115thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 140thMost Devout: 150thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 295thHighest Economic Output: 321stSmartest Citizens: 325thMost Developed: 340thHighest Poor Incomes: 344thMost Subsidized Industry: 352ndLongest Average Lifespans: 412thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 428thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 452ndLargest Publishing Industry: 891stMost Beautiful Environments: 989thHighest Average Incomes: 1,070thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,196thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,424thHealthiest Citizens: 1,501stLargest Populations: 1,661stTop
Most Inclusive: 2,229thMost Influential: 2,318thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,393rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,261stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,442ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,824thBest Weather: 14,430th
Safest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Income Equality: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » NewTexas, Tishanda, Studly Penguins, Darth Kermit, United States of Woodward, Greater United Texas, and Safj.

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