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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 366thLeast Corrupt Governments: 428thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 584th
The Egalitarian Union of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
For Progress! For Our Vision! For The Union!
Lord Councillor Zera
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population4.934 billion

CapitalUnion Central
LeaderLord Councillor Zera

AnimalSnow Owl

The Egalitarian Union of Novaray is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lord Councillor Zera with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.934 billion Novians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Union Central. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Novarayian economy, worth a remarkable 1,165 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 236,227 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard, and former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Novaray's national animal is the Snow Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Novaray is ranked 428th in the world and 20th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 98.39 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 366thLeast Corrupt Governments: 428thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 584thMost Compassionate Citizens: 608thNicest Citizens: 625thMost Inclusive: 665thMost Secular: 783rdMost Influential: 868thLargest Agricultural Sector: 898thSafest: 1,034thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,249thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,355thMost Cultured: 1,420thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,550thMost Developed: 1,823rdSmartest Citizens: 1,933rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,373rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,745thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,852ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,217thMost Efficient Economies: 3,411thLowest Crime Rates: 3,496thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,971stHighest Average Incomes: 3,980thLargest Governments: 4,074thMost Armed: 5,149thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,532ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,117thMost Pacifist: 8,222ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,317thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,610thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,227thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,308thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,452ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,260thHighest Economic Output: 14,224thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,657thMost Stationary: 20,386thNudest: 20,735th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionNicest Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 49th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 58th in the regionSafest: 60th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 67th in the regionMost Cultured: 67th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 76th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 105th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 150th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 163rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 174th in the regionMost Armed: 175th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 180th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 199th in the regionLargest Governments: 207th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 257th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 295th in the regionMost Influential: 315th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 368th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 384th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 405th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 440th in the regionMost Pacifist: 447th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 449th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 456th in the regionTop
Nudest: 514th in the regionMost Stationary: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 544th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 580th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 582nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 655th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 798th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 828th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 831st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 962nd in the regionLargest Populations: 1,002nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Novaray was endorsed by The Republic of Berhart.
  • : Novaray was endorsed by The Empire of Heilhum Imperius.
  • : Novaray was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Daulatpur.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 246 » Siwale, Corfad, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Koda-Land, Shibutani, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Selfgradatude, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, United Draconia, Kasazzastan, Former English Colony, Sil Dorsett, Votak Matim, Niradans, The Iron Lions, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, Napnomadia, New Pruessen, El Fiji Grande, Bearical, Omnistria, Newpromisedland, Unsophisticate, The Windmilluminati, Empy, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Xentherida, Yukti, Maott, and 196 others.Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Buckerino, Joodey, Moubarakistan, Atain, The Sinclarian Provinces, Egalico, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Guer Aike, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Kulgatha, Unimaginable Doom, Pleroma Sans Romans, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Sea Ghost, Valhalla123, Kobagia, Loutsland, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Orado, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Nakayo, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Fizban, Eteles, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, United Kahndaq, Solskjar, Viridiann, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Sile Maungistan, Castle Federation, Partax, Palgo, Misthas, Serendipita Martia, Drutopia Insomnia, Valshire, Xagill, Valentine Z, Austral States of America, Terban Kedah, Fendlium, Praeceps, Zecit, Volstokn, Loli County, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Lazadonil, Abject Ludicrosity, Tachycardia, Avemterra, Makersaulache, Hamerica, Fayyayid, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Kelvaros Prime, Vernest Quill, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, Wit Noreis, Pheonisland, Woodsend, Hyphen, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, New Jamgra, Methor, KhalChicken, The World Capitalist Confederation, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Lancerian Empire, Ihese, Vivanco, Godwanna, New Avian, Crader, Prevaland, SORT, Antiyard, Olofin, Avastate, New Lakemba, Nistriabar, Westinor, Supreme Leader Hadrian, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Varola, The United Capital of Adam, Unshleepd, Conservative State of Poland, Kadarra, Irishvan, Aeolist, The Most Freedom Ever, Fluffy Noodles, Xyrron, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Californian Redwood, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Solimun, Fauzjhia, Oceanialia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Prydania, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Zzozona, Iztocna Slavija, Qetrela, True Equality For All, The Turkish workers of Europe, Hoglands, Plutayah, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Montinario, Borsukia, Asoc lon, Kocherian, Sevinland, Ihsan, Brucklania, Zimmerdachen, Yalgora, The Havens, Seanat, Arbor Marshes, Principia Mathematica, Terra Aquilon, Lionia, Arichia, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Innocentic, Schnuftelland, Eywaan, Artemis Selene, Nouvelle-Floride, Smesh, Damsmel, Simone Republic, Yellops, Fracie, U S Eh, The New Cordian Empire, Pokemanland, Madjack, Maynilan, Neu-Galicia, Kahlo, Estandarte, Xipher, Buckhem, Kragsgale, Astal Aavors, The Noviosyus, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Andexia, Erubetia, Daulatpur, Heilhum Imperius, and Berhart.

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