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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,381stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,625thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,163rd
The Private Community of
Democratic Socialists
Kick Back And Relax
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Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
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Lower Highland Lake

Population11.346 billion

CapitalGoshen
LeaderThe Owner Of The House Over There
FaithJust Go With It

Currencydollar
Animalmoose

The Private Community of Lower Highland Lake is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Owner Of The House Over There with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 11.346 billion Lower Highland Lakeans 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 — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goshen. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Lower Highland Lakean economy, worth a remarkable 1,363 trillion dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 120,200 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, putting a mustache on a banknote is considered defacing a national monument, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime is totally unknown. Lower Highland Lake's national animal is the moose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Just Go With It.

Lower Highland Lake is ranked 70,590th in the world and 10th in Massachusetts for Most Influential, scoring 540 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,978thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,281stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,352ndMost Pacifist: 4,426thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,442ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,460thBest Weather: 4,998thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,052ndMost Developed: 5,121stMost Cultured: 6,932ndLargest Governments: 7,318thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,330thNicest Citizens: 7,482ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,517thSmartest Citizens: 8,095thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,434thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,957thHighest Food Quality: 9,871stMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,971stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,773rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 15,237thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,042ndMost Inclusive: 20,451stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,310thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,426thMost Efficient Economies: 24,054thHighest Average Incomes: 26,137th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lower Highland Lake was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Lower Highland Lake was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Lower Highland Lake's influence in Massachusetts rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Lower Highland Lake was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Highland Lake, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Highland Lake, school lockers are filled with fancy underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Highland Lake, putting a mustache on a banknote is considered defacing a national monument.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Highland Lake, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Highland Lake, hundreds of sailors ride the good ship The Owner Of The House Over There day after day.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Highland Lake, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?".

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