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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 523rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 659thMost Pacifist: 924th
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Compassion is not weakness, violence is not strength
Arkle Scribe
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Superb

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Neo Colorado

Population17.514 billion

CapitalStilwater
LeaderArkle Scribe

CurrencyDeenihan
AnimalHippo

The United Socialist States of Neo Colorado is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Arkle Scribe with a fair hand, and renowned for its hatred of cheese, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 17.514 billion Neo Coloradoans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stilwater. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but inefficient Neo Coloradoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,698 trillion Deenihans a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,004 Deenihans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and rumor has it that Arkle Scribe has won three lotteries in a row. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Neo Colorado's national animal is the Hippo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Neo Colorado is ranked 219,343rd in the world and 8,896th in The North Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 31.85 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 523rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 659thMost Pacifist: 924thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,048thMost Influential: 1,059thSafest: 1,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,358thNicest Citizens: 1,363rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,412thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,514thHealthiest Citizens: 1,535thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,576thLargest Governments: 1,607thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,745thBest Weather: 1,799thHighest Food Quality: 1,885thMost Cultured: 1,986thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,012thMost Inclusive: 2,074thLowest Crime Rates: 2,085thSmartest Citizens: 2,404thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,575thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,723rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,347thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,604thMost Stationary: 4,304thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,885thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,197thHighest Economic Output: 11,608thTop
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Most Secular: 14,581stLargest Populations: 15,376thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,429thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,393rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,579th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 47th in the regionMost Pacifist: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 56th in the regionSafest: 59th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 68th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 75th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 77th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionNicest Citizens: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 89th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 103rd in the regionBest Weather: 106th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 110th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 115th in the regionMost Inclusive: 120th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 120th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 123rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 124th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 125th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 221st in the regionLargest Populations: 277th in the regionMost Influential: 312th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 352nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 387th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 550th in the regionMost Secular: 703rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 894th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 909th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 938th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 252 » Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Necromonia, Notyoutopia, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, French Bananastan, Wineclaw, Unsophisticate, Siwale, Pallaith, Ilisseia, Kwaj, New Lakemba, Diodone, Yukti, Buckerino, Alice Gardens, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, PlanetPunk, Maott, Pleroma Sans Romans, Ice and Tinian, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Zeternia, Empy, Ethnon, Wilkshire, New Trisone, The Rhein States, Cinnibar, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, The Windmilluminati, Napnomadia, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Pasargad, Joodey, and 202 others.The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Solmetria, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Steampunk Ariel, Acrabinnia, Trillius, Zokk, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Orado, Glurponia, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Stratosphere Islands, Gnomewatchers, PotatoFarmers, Kranostav, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Tachycardia, Drutopia Insomnia, Valentine Z, Merconitonitopia, Nationeer, Xagill, East Supple Lund, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Aeolist, Prydania, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Panama Coalition, I Like Killing people, Seanat, Xyrron, Simone Republic, Illusia and Neverendia, Hardscrabble, Cartures, Aerilia, Gendirt, Lulubellia, Feelonia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Bankowiata, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Ozstan, Nordic-British Union, Svenskskit, Confederacy of North America, Joevala, ForestMythal, Ellbonnia, Wisconsota, Yellops, Aryan Homeland, Tyirza, Sounq, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Andanavia, Card Kingdom, Sopernia, Capablanca, Singamadri, AmManies, Capitista, Rising Sakura, Paradeavenlisian States, Tibus Heth, Nuronte, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Advancia-Sizzletown, Hellsinky, The Jerichowan Country, Arstungry, Tyrantio Land, New Terra-Nullius, Laudesia, Q w e r t y, Sojenre, Destroedor, Holy Marcus Empire, Menouria, Oannia, XD 2, El Guajuila, Kastonvia, Aenglaland, Ayuzhhhhh, The Erie Doctrine, Pazair, Federation Terra Australis, Dakota Territories, Bongo Mountain, KAP03land, Pinguioris, Cobolica, Regallio, Ohiyo, Bornodia, Konolas, DarThvadrville, Loptous, The Arverni Lands, Kandorith, Landraya, Waystar Fujiwara International, Rex Republic, Eggplant Island, Bagojo, Sinelona, Hops and Malt, Myrenia, Hulldom, Constantinolia, Hoppem, Ardonii, Loli County, Weeb cult, Filibustra, Napnap, Varisland, Lil Nasbol, Sundorlande, Rezonovia, Valiacorkit, Satyrosia, United States of Dictators, Bud Prussia, Libertarianists States, Gildenshtuck, Omicron Persei V111, Inspiratus, Prevaland, Thought Obliteration, Sannius, Galbadiana, Alzaran, Vodea, Bardopia, Kingdon of Spades, Selfgradatude, Pinky Queen, Nothing Of Value, Banaus, Flasankia Trash, Miyasaka, Testnation223, Inferior Impor, Praestania, Heilhum Imperius, Ishtimbine, Surb Clant, Berke Khan, Communist Beijing Must be China, Scroplia, Alfenheim, Smib, Hopenadya, Sea Star Islands, Sechiole, Kormisia, Kandenburg, The Land of Lilies, Laurendon, Liberepublia, Your Own Medicine, Old Emporia, Jorni, Almond Tofu, Moralintern, Individualist Catopia, Meadowfields, Tape, Cowbridge, Volletnia, Imperial Nation Nlaaciaroepmi, Zelenaya Dolina, Uritalitaria, Furballland in TNP, Neo Santos, The Austro Germanic Union, Yokciq Empire, Agencourt, Ovekisu, Riocht mor Daraen, Chipoli, Guslantis, Bodhisva, Eau Claire, Kaschovia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Kurkmeistan, Isolated weebs, Austro-Bavarian States, Commonwealths of America, and Siatin.

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