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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,399thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,949thMost Influential: 3,148th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
The Isle of Glastonbury
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Isle of Glastonbury

Population1.326 billion

CapitalThe Shire
LeaderFederal Council of Glastonbury
FaithAll religions are protected

CurrencyNorfolk
AnimalOwl

The Free Land of Isle of Glastonbury is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Federal Council of Glastonbury with a fair hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.326 billion Glastonburyans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shire. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Isle of Glastonburyian economy, worth 174 trillion Norfolks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 131,958 Norfolks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region, and the property market is in a bit of a state. Crime is totally unknown. Isle of Glastonbury's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is All religions are protected.

Isle of Glastonbury is ranked 19,408th in the world and 308th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 112 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,399thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,949thMost Influential: 3,148thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,382ndMost Pacifist: 3,519thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,767thNicest Citizens: 3,959thMost Inclusive: 4,243rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,615thBest Weather: 4,701stHealthiest Citizens: 5,096thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,155thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,705thSafest: 7,150thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,443rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,506thMost Developed: 7,712thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,769thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,799thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,358thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,470thMost Secular: 9,286thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,608thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,842ndSmartest Citizens: 9,923rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,959thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,829thLargest Governments: 10,915thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,992ndTop
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Most Cultured: 13,031stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,102ndMost Efficient Economies: 14,348thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,832ndHighest Average Incomes: 19,112thHighest Drug Use: 19,408thLowest Crime Rates: 19,635thMost Politically Free: 20,538th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 98th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 104th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 124th in the regionNicest Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Pacifist: 135th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 146th in the regionMost Inclusive: 148th in the regionBest Weather: 158th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 170th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 171st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 201st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 221st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 237th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 243rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 246th in the regionSafest: 247th in the regionMost Developed: 248th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 253rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 267th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 267th in the regionMost Politically Free: 284th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 296th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 301st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 302nd in the regionLargest Governments: 307th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 308th in the regionMost Secular: 311th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 319th in the regionMost Cultured: 374th in the regionMost Influential: 398th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 407th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 441st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 446th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 481st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 489th in the regionNudest: 529th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 570th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 582nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Isle of Glastonbury endorsed The Principality of Alambar.
  • : Isle of Glastonbury voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Roavin".
  • : Following new legislation in Isle of Glastonbury, the property market is in a bit of a state.
  • : Isle of Glastonbury was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Isle of Glastonbury, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Isle of Glastonbury, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up.
  • : Following new legislation in Isle of Glastonbury, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Isle of Glastonbury voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Following new legislation in Isle of Glastonbury, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Isle of Glastonbury, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements.

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