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Safest: 14th Least Corrupt Governments: 25th Most Cheerful Citizens: 26th
The Concordium of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Freedom above all
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Independent Planets

Population26.781 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 remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 26.781 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 8,958 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 334,496 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 14th in the world and 1st in Texas for Safest, scoring 258.32 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Safest: 14thLeast Corrupt Governments: 25thMost Cheerful Citizens: 26thNicest Citizens: 31stMost Pacifist: 32ndMost Advanced Public Education: 34thMost Compassionate Citizens: 38thMost Advanced Public Transport: 40thHighest Average Tax Rates: 40thLowest Crime Rates: 44thMost Cultured: 45thLargest Governments: 63rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 86thMost Devout: 109thMost Efficient Economies: 116thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 117thHighest Poor Incomes: 224thMost Developed: 238thSmartest Citizens: 249thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 302ndLongest Average Lifespans: 323rdHighest Economic Output: 335thMost Subsidized Industry: 360thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 494thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 554thHighest Average Incomes: 924thMost Beautiful Environments: 937thLargest Publishing Industry: 959thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,412thHealthiest Citizens: 1,413thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,596thLargest Populations: 1,768thMost Influential: 1,791stTop
Most Inclusive: 1,903rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,819thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,128thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,248thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,897th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd 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 regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Greater United Texas, NewTexas, Lewisville Texas, Safj, Darth Kermit, Studly Penguins, Lammey, and New Zealand.

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