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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 272ndMost Influential: 809thMost Pacifist: 4,985th
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Old Emporia

Population13.679 billion

CapitalNew Rapture


The Republic of Old Emporia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Elizabeth with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 13.679 billion Old Emporians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Rapture. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Old Emporian economy, worth a remarkable 1,476 trillion dollars 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 significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 107,931 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs, genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present. Crime is totally unknown. Old Emporia's national animal is the Crow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Old Emporia is ranked 6,130th in the world and 327th in The North Pacific for Nicest Citizens, with 42.35 average smiles per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 272ndMost Influential: 809thTop
Most Pacifist: 4,985thMost Inclusive: 6,030thNicest Citizens: 6,130thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,201stMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,505thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,587thHighest Food Quality: 7,622ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,556thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,640thBest Weather: 8,796thMost Developed: 9,750thMost Cultured: 9,912thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,177thMost Stationary: 10,410thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,822ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,926thSmartest Citizens: 11,313thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,434thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,014thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,697thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,998thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 14,764thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,119thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,952ndHighest Economic Output: 18,823rdMost Secular: 18,844thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,593rdMost Rebellious Youth: 20,916thMost Income Equality: 24,775th
Most Influential: 149th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 165th in the regionMost Stationary: 219th in the regionMost Pacifist: 258th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Inclusive: 315th in the regionNicest Citizens: 327th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 332nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 349th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 386th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 397th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 405th in the regionMost Cultured: 426th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 448th in the regionBest Weather: 465th in the regionNudest: 466th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 470th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 481st in the regionMost Developed: 490th in the regionLargest Populations: 509th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 515th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 527th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 546th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 548th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 553rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 573rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 593rd in the region

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