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Least Corrupt Governments: 642nd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,087th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,161st
The  ★  of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
★★★☆☆
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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New Fakeland

Population9.904 billion

CapitalNew Fakeland City
Leader★Fake★

Currency ★ -pound
Animal★-beast

The  ★  of New Fakeland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by ★Fake★ with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, soft-spoken computers, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 9.904 billion New Fakelandians 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Fakeland City. The average income tax rate is 89.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Fakelandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,365 trillion  ★ -pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 137,830  ★ -pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreigners are treated with great suspicion, there is no other place with more lab coats per square mile than former houses of worship, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Fakeland's national animal is the ★-beast, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Fakeland is ranked 3,174th in the world and 148th in Balder for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 642ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,087thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,161stSafest: 1,617thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,695thBest Weather: 1,779thHealthiest Citizens: 1,977thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,335thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,817thMost Efficient Economies: 3,174thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,276thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,335thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,387thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,167thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,389thMost Developed: 4,450thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,993rdMost Income Equality: 6,038thSmartest Citizens: 8,240thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,531stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,604thMost Influential: 9,631stLargest Governments: 9,746thHighest Economic Output: 10,549thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,583rdMost Secular: 10,826thMost Pacifist: 12,269thHighest Average Incomes: 15,637th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 54th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionSafest: 60th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 76th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 96th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 101st in the regionMost Influential: 105th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 116th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 116th in the regionMost Income Equality: 122nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 148th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 149th in the regionMost Stationary: 163rd in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 177th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 274th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 347th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 448th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 452nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 477th in the regionLargest Governments: 486th in the regionMost Secular: 540th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 583rd in the regionLargest Populations: 660th in the region

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