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Largest Welfare Programs: 5,759th Most Cheerful Citizens: 6,680th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,918th
The Equestrian Sky Colony of
Democratic Socialists
International Cooperation is Magic
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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New Cloudsdale

Population6.959 billion

CapitalNew Cloudsdale
LeaderGovernor Skylark
FaithHarmonism

CurrencyBit
AnimalAtlantian Phoenix

The Equestrian Sky Colony of New Cloudsdale is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Governor Skylark with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.959 billion Equestrians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Cloudsdale. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Equestrian economy, worth 694 trillion Bits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,802 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Almost all of New Cloudsdale's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Bits each year, and the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Cloudsdale's national animal is the Atlantian Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Harmonism.

New Cloudsdale is ranked 144,899th in the world and 165th in Atlantian Oceania for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -8.94 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Nicest Citizens: 9,757thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,600thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,326thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,334thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,461stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,086thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,453rdMost Pacifist: 13,305thSafest: 15,696thLargest Governments: 15,857thBest Weather: 16,014thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,576thMost Income Equality: 16,890th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the region

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