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Largest Publishing Industry: 68thMost Rebellious Youth: 580thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,014th
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New Delfos

Population31.644 billion

LeaderThe Council of New Delfos

AnimalBig Red Tomato

The Tomatoship of New Delfos is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Council of New Delfos with a fair hand, and notable for its digital currency, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 31.644 billion Delfics hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Delfingrad. The average income tax rate is 48.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Delfosian economy, worth a remarkable 5,074 trillion tomatoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 160,375 tomatoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer, feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. New Delfos's national animal is the Big Red Tomato, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Delfos is ranked 5,224th in the world and 4th in Taijitu for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 535.71 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 68thMost Rebellious Youth: 580thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,014thMost Cultured: 1,055thSmartest Citizens: 2,307thHighest Food Quality: 2,418thMost Influential: 2,446thHighest Economic Output: 2,473rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,502ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,520thLargest Populations: 2,538thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,810thMost Developed: 3,054thMost Pacifist: 3,846thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,979thHighest Crime Rates: 4,179thNicest Citizens: 4,469thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,862ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,224thHealthiest Citizens: 5,250thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,263rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,325thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,430thLargest Black Market: 5,701stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,267thBest Weather: 6,602ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,219thMost Inclusive: 7,301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,390thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,538thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,107thNudest: 11,180thMost Secular: 12,246thHighest Average Incomes: 12,902ndTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,635thMost Efficient Economies: 15,347thLargest Governments: 23,440thHighest Drug Use: 24,104thMost Stationary: 24,667thMost Politically Free: 26,833rd
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Delfos voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Confederacy of Layem"".
  • : New Delfos voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Following new legislation in New Delfos, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : New Delfos voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : New Delfos voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Confederacy of Layem".
  • : New Delfos lodged a message on the Taijitu Regional Message Board.
  • : New Delfos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • : New Delfos lodged a message on the Taijitu Regional Message Board.
  • : New Delfos voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Limiting Animal Pathogens".
  • : New Delfos was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.