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Safest: 16th Most Cheerful Citizens: 26th Most Advanced Public Education: 27th
The Concordium of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Freedom above all
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Concordium of Independent Planets is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chief Executive Mark Halpert with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 25.496 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 8,539 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 334,941 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 111th in the world and 4th in Texas for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Safest: 16thMost Cheerful Citizens: 26thMost Advanced Public Education: 27thMost Compassionate Citizens: 28thNicest Citizens: 28thLeast Corrupt Governments: 30thMost Pacifist: 32ndMost Cultured: 38thLowest Crime Rates: 39thMost Advanced Public Transport: 41stHighest Average Tax Rates: 42ndLargest Governments: 55thMost Devout: 76thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 88thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92ndMost Efficient Economies: 111thMost Developed: 169thHighest Poor Incomes: 174thSmartest Citizens: 179thLongest Average Lifespans: 263rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 286thMost Subsidized Industry: 288thHighest Economic Output: 336thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 501stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 612thHighest Average Incomes: 795thMost Beautiful Environments: 861stLargest Publishing Industry: 934thHealthiest Citizens: 1,311thMost Influential: 1,428thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,452ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 1,547thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,555thLargest Populations: 1,836thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,196thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,917thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,372ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,733rd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the region

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