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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,316thMost Influential: 2,449thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,804th
The Grand Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
May Forever Reign Democracy and Capitalism
Emperor Harry Norton II
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Goldman

Population1.227 billion

LeaderEmperor Harry Norton II
FaithThe Cult of Norton

CurrencyGoldman Dollar

The Grand Empire of New Goldman is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Harry Norton II with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.227 billion Goldmanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varyag. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Goldmanian economy, worth 154 trillion Goldman Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 126,203 Goldman Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, bike rage is all the rage, and voting is voluntary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Goldman's national animal is the Bison, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is The Cult of Norton.

New Goldman is ranked 45,028th in the world and 1,467th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,346.99 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,316thTop
Most Influential: 2,449thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,804thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,858thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,994thMost Efficient Economies: 5,969thRudest Citizens: 6,171stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,420thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,475thFattest Citizens: 7,748thMost Armed: 9,014thLargest Retail Industry: 10,010thMost Inclusive: 10,844thTop
Nicest Citizens: 12,462ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,693rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,132ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,632ndLargest Governments: 15,532ndHighest Drug Use: 16,543rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,821stMost Developed: 18,234thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,870thLowest Crime Rates: 20,161stMost Corrupt Governments: 20,587thHighest Average Incomes: 21,049thMost Cultured: 21,740thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,818thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,930thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,126th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 136th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 166th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 189th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 207th in the regionRudest Citizens: 208th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 213th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 222nd in the regionMost Armed: 223rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Influential: 273rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 359th in the regionMost Inclusive: 391st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 405th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 425th in the regionNicest Citizens: 450th in the regionLargest Governments: 452nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 452nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 517th in the regionMost Developed: 529th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 541st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 556th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 587th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 602nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 616th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 637th in the regionMost Cultured: 639th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 665th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 721st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 746th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 820th in the region

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