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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,247thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,190thMost Influential: 11,050th
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
I wish Karl Marx was my dad
Elle Martin
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.028 billion

CapitalLoquillan City
LeaderElle Martin


The United Socialist States of Loquillan is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Elle Martin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.028 billion Loquillanos 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 government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Loquillan City. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Loquillano economy, worth 48.5 trillion loques 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Retail. Average income is 47,183 loques, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Loquillan has designated Loquillan City as its capital city, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, Elle Martin has just been declared ruler of Loquillan in an international press conference, and abattoirs are struggling with the directive to 'wait until the animal dies of a ripe old age'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Loquillan's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Loquillan is ranked 34,100th in the world and 3rd in The Night Witches for Smartest Citizens, with 45.32 quips per hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,247thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,190thMost Influential: 11,050thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,650thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 16,442ndMost Pacifist: 17,073rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,845thMost Inclusive: 18,767thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,702ndSafest: 21,223rdMost Secular: 22,358thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,460thNicest Citizens: 23,476thBest Weather: 25,070thMost Income Equality: 25,923rd
Most Influential: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the region

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