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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,514thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,790thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,160th
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Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
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Lost Memories

Population16.62 billion

LeaderClavis Memoriae

CurrencyCherry
AnimalFruit Tree

The Borderlands of Lost Memories is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Clavis Memoriae with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 16.62 billion Lost Memories are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Environment, with Education, Social Policy, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Forgotten economy, worth 777 trillion Cherries a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 46,798 Cherries, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, all astronauts are hot twenty-something models selected because they have 'the right stuff', the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and extreme hiring regulations mean a job in Lost Memories is often a lifetime appointment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lost Memories's national animal is the Fruit Tree, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lost Memories is ranked 223,434th in the world and 12th in Glitch for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.8 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,514thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,790thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,160thBest Weather: 11,269thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,776thMost Pacifist: 11,784thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,482ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,854thMost Influential: 15,849thMost Cultured: 15,854thMost Stationary: 16,308thSafest: 19,023rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,207thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,808thHealthiest Citizens: 21,935thHighest Economic Output: 23,943rd

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  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Lost Memories's influence in Glitch rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Lost Memories was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead.

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