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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,189thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,528thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,575th
The United Islands of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Glory in steadiness.
Influence
Dominator
Diplomacy Officer
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
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Muralos

Population8.572 billion

CapitalUrbego
LeaderPresident Walter Lee

Currencystelo
AnimalMuralosian Hawk

The United Islands of Muralos is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Walter Lee with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.572 billion Muralosians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbego. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Muralosian economy, worth 880 trillion steloj 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 102,709 steloj, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem", a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers, and elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Muralos's national animal is the Muralosian Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Muralos is ranked 15,383rd in the world and 1st in Asian Archipelago for Smartest Citizens, with 73.08 quips per hour.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,189thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,528thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,575thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,488thMost Pacifist: 4,583rdNicest Citizens: 4,673rdSafest: 5,594thMost Inclusive: 6,601stHighest Food Quality: 7,098thHealthiest Citizens: 7,295thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,917thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,942ndMost Cultured: 7,989thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,055thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,403rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,255thMost Developed: 11,312thBest Weather: 11,578thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,558thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,579thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,049thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 14,653rdSmartest Citizens: 15,383rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,787thLowest Crime Rates: 17,373rdMost Subsidized Industry: 18,041stLargest Governments: 18,216thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,232ndLargest Publishing Industry: 19,009thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,609thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,480thHighest Economic Output: 24,785thMost Efficient Economies: 25,035th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Muralos applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Muralos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Muralos, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in Muralos, a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers.

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