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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,187thLargest Populations: 1,370thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,365th
The Imperium of
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Aliis vivere
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population34.186 billion


CurrencyLottery Ticket

The Imperium of Obliquity is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Callidus with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 34.186 billion Obliquitians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arecacea. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Obliquityian economy, worth a remarkable 2,781 trillion Lottery Tickets a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 81,367 Lottery Tickets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, there's never enough space in space, Callidus is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, and rumor has it that Callidus has won three lotteries in a row. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Obliquity's national animal is the Politician, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Obliquity is ranked 185,781st in the world and 157th in New Western Empire for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -5.59 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 1,187thLargest Populations: 1,370thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,365thTop
Best Weather: 2,660thMost Influential: 3,700thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,704thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,867thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,171stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,895thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,002ndHighest Economic Output: 5,274thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,702ndSmartest Citizens: 5,822ndMost Cultured: 7,592ndMost Rebellious Youth: 8,068thSafest: 8,744thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,870thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,995thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,900thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,356thLowest Crime Rates: 14,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,774thNicest Citizens: 17,199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,696thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,950thMost Inclusive: 21,054thLargest Governments: 21,786th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the region

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