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Novian Republics

Population11.446 billion

LeaderChancellor Ishimoto


The Confederacy of Novian Republics is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chancellor Ishimoto with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.446 billion Novians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sekyo. The average income tax rate is 84.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Novian economy, worth a remarkable 1,267 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 110,748 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Chancellor Ishimoto's new political program is often mockingly called 'Capitalism with a Bigtopian face', there's nothing more rock-and-roll than absolute sobriety, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, and light entertainment isn't dead. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Novian Republics's national animal is the eagle-owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Novian Republics is ranked 291,310th in the world and 251st in Forest for Most Avoided, scoring 0.62 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Influential: 241stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,560thSafest: 2,946thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,951stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,839thBest Weather: 6,314thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,367thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,810thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,553rdMost Developed: 8,295thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,646thMost Cultured: 8,872ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,023rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,266thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,578thSmartest Citizens: 10,178thHealthiest Citizens: 10,277thNicest Citizens: 10,474thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,807thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,844thHighest Food Quality: 10,888thMost Pacifist: 12,055thMost Stationary: 14,107thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,457thMost Secular: 14,508thTop
Most Inclusive: 16,974thLowest Crime Rates: 19,351stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,234thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,235thLargest Governments: 20,383rdHighest Poor Incomes: 21,334thHighest Economic Output: 21,778thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,886thMost Efficient Economies: 23,136thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,316th
Most Influential: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the region

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