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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 670thMost Influential: 1,231stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,042nd
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Freedom and Independence
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Northern Socialist Council Republics

Population1.259 billion

CapitalSoundstead
LeaderFirst Speaker Russ

CurrencyCommonwealth krona
Animalswan

The Commonwealth of Northern Socialist Council Republics is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by First Speaker Russ with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.259 billion Northerners are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soundstead. The average income tax rate is 88.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Northern economy, worth 162 trillion Commonwealth kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 128,813 Commonwealth kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, the World Commonwealth Games have been won again by Northern Socialist Council Republics as no other country cares enough to compete, First Speaker Russ's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success, and witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern Socialist Council Republics's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Northern Socialist Council Republics is ranked 13,077th in the world and 910th in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 23.99 Bank.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,042ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,512thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,193rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,548thNicest Citizens: 6,952ndMost Inclusive: 7,115thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,177thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,243rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,628thMost Developed: 8,396thHighest Food Quality: 8,521stMost Cultured: 8,669thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,946thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,973rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,151stMost Secular: 9,311thSafest: 9,690thSmartest Citizens: 9,696thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,874thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,587thLargest Governments: 12,226thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,413thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,682ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,077thHealthiest Citizens: 13,598thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,036thMost Pacifist: 14,799thLowest Crime Rates: 14,943rdMost Beautiful Environments: 14,997thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,395thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,109thMost Income Equality: 16,263rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,862ndMost Efficient Economies: 18,489thHighest Average Incomes: 20,043rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 198th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 201st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 253rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 258th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 367th in the regionNicest Citizens: 387th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 417th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 424th in the regionMost Inclusive: 430th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 430th in the regionMost Secular: 438th in the regionMost Cultured: 442nd in the regionMost Influential: 449th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 481st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 481st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 482nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 490th in the regionMost Developed: 491st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 522nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 532nd in the regionSafest: 534th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 549th in the regionLargest Governments: 621st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 624th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 649th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 663rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 672nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 673rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 716th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 757th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 764th in the region

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