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Most Influential: 949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,389thMost Pacifist: 1,793rd
The Democratic City State of
Democratic Socialists
Loyalty and Love
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Nieuw Gent

Population4.4 billion

CapitalNieuw Gent
Leaderthe Council of 1000

CurrencyEuro
AnimalCrowned Lion

The Democratic City State of Nieuw Gent is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by the Council of 1000 with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, lack of airports, and smutty television. The compassionate, cheerful population of 4.4 billion Nieuwe Gentenaars 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, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nieuw Gent. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ne nieuwe gentenaar economy, worth 574 trillion Euros 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 significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 130,630 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People have been circulating political cartoons of pigeons pooping on the Council of 1000, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", re-education centers are being added to most prisons, and the GPS-tracked jogging routes of military personnel are a possible security risk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nieuw Gent's national animal is the Crowned Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nieuw Gent is ranked 252,460th in the world and 1,194th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.24 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Influential: 949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,389thMost Pacifist: 1,793rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,280thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,431stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,494thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,526thNicest Citizens: 2,530thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,633rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,691stTop
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Best Weather: 2,910thSafest: 3,282ndMost Inclusive: 3,381stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,408thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,851stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,221stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,474thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,491stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,859thHealthiest Citizens: 5,023rdHighest Food Quality: 5,113thMost Developed: 5,655thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,169thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,866thLowest Crime Rates: 7,125thLargest Governments: 7,329thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,698thSmartest Citizens: 8,716thMost Secular: 11,457thMost Cultured: 12,716thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,104thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,904thMost Income Equality: 18,476thHighest Average Incomes: 21,536thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,696th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Pacifist: 32nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 35th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 45th in the regionNicest Citizens: 49th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 55th in the regionBest Weather: 58th in the regionSafest: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 65th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 66th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionMost Income Equality: 75th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 86th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 88th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 94th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 110th in the regionNudest: 117th in the regionLargest Governments: 120th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 121st in the regionMost Developed: 122nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 122nd in the region

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