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Most Influential: 21stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 206th
The Dauphinate of
Left-wing Utopia
Unitatem per Diversitatem
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.7 billion

LeaderDauphin Theodore I
FaithImperial Cult

Animalshort-beaked common dolphin

The Dauphinate of Murden is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Dauphin Theodore I with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, otherworldly petting zoo, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.7 billion Murdenites are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandros. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Murdenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,417 trillion serens 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 292,076 serens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, recognizing the Murdenian flag qualifies you for citizenship, and popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Alexandros River. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Murden's national animal is the short-beaked common dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.

Murden is ranked 175,207th in the world and 926th in Europeia for Most Pro-Market, scoring -70.78 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 21stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 206thLargest Welfare Programs: 240thHighest Average Tax Rates: 242ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250thMost Inclusive: 284thMost Pacifist: 293rdLargest Governments: 297thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 372ndSafest: 387thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 388thMost Compassionate Citizens: 441stMost Advanced Public Education: 444thMost Developed: 474thMost Subsidized Industry: 496thNicest Citizens: 496thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 496thMost Cultured: 500thMost Beautiful Environments: 505thLongest Average Lifespans: 537thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 614thHighest Poor Incomes: 621stMost Rebellious Youth: 640thLowest Crime Rates: 679thSmartest Citizens: 749thMost Efficient Economies: 826thHealthiest Citizens: 831stBest Weather: 982ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,209thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,229thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,337thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,140thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,764thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,320thHighest Economic Output: 3,461stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,774thMost Secular: 6,479thMost Stationary: 6,654thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,831stTop
Highest Drug Use: 13,504thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,780thMost Politically Free: 15,078thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,656thMost Income Equality: 20,229th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Politically Free: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 32nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 36th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Secular: 67th in the regionMost Extreme: 69th in the regionLargest Populations: 84th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 106th in the region

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