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Safest: 679th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,181st Least Corrupt Governments: 2,356th
The State of
New York Times Democracy
A politics of prudence.
Secretary-General Torstein Lahti
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Medai

Population7.42 billion

CapitalMedapolis
LeaderSecretary-General Torstein Lahti

CurrencyDollar
Animalseagul

The State of Medai is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Secretary-General Torstein Lahti with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.42 billion Medians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Medapolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Median economy, worth a remarkable 1,107 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 149,297 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 472,618 per year while the poor average 35,983, a ratio of 13.1 to 1.

Politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, weather reports simply advise Medians to 'look outside', and multilingual concierges man empty inner city apartment blocks. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Medai's national animal is the seagul, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Medai is ranked 12,378th in the world and 632nd in Lazarus for Highest Economic Output, with 1,107 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Safest: 679thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,181stTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,356thMost Devout: 2,533rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,609thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,040thHealthiest Citizens: 3,448thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,902ndBest Weather: 4,554thLowest Crime Rates: 5,424thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,442ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,682ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,499thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,000thTop
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Most Developed: 8,226thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,533rdLargest Governments: 9,123rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,139thHighest Economic Output: 12,378thHighest Average Incomes: 12,713thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,906thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,062ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,814thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,182ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,538thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,917thSmartest Citizens: 15,378thMost Influential: 15,392ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,664th
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Safest: 33rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 64th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 76th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 104th in the regionMost Devout: 131st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 159th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 195th in the regionBest Weather: 208th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 299th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 317th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 391st in the regionMost Influential: 400th in the regionMost Developed: 402nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 412th in the regionMost Politically Free: 426th in the regionLargest Governments: 493rd in the region

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