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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,919thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,768thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,373rd
The Equestrian Sky Colony of
Democratic Socialists
International Cooperation is Magic
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Very Good

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New Cloudsdale

Population11.518 billion

CapitalNew Cloudsdale
LeaderGovernor Skylark

AnimalAtlantian Phoenix

The Equestrian Sky Colony of New Cloudsdale is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Governor Skylark with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.518 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 84.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Equestrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,144 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 99,399 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 20,216th in the world and 24th in Atlantian Oceania for Healthiest Citizens, with 9.73 bananas ingested per day.

Largest Welfare Programs: 4,919thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,768thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,373rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,901stNicest Citizens: 10,867thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,681stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,044thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,559thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,570thMost Pacifist: 14,713thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,872ndBest Weather: 15,893rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,460thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,533rdHighest Economic Output: 16,591stSafest: 17,258thLargest Governments: 17,412thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,713thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,743rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,867thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,978thHealthiest Citizens: 20,216thMost Cultured: 20,657thLowest Crime Rates: 20,965thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,245thMost Income Equality: 23,327th
Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the region

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