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Safest: 641st Most Inclusive: 675th Most Cultured: 749th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
For posterity!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Old Ras

Population5.634 billion

CapitalOld Ras City
FaithThe Greater Pantheon


The Empire of Old Ras is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 5.634 billion Rasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Ras City. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Rasian economy, worth a remarkable 1,150 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 204,224 Denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, anyone can get ahead in life if they want to, and the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Old Ras's national animal is the Sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Greater Pantheon.

Old Ras is ranked 6,859th in the world and 121st in the Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Safest: 641stMost Inclusive: 675thMost Cultured: 749thMost Developed: 841stMost Compassionate Citizens: 917thNicest Citizens: 923rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 924thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,026thMost Pacifist: 1,040thHealthiest Citizens: 1,112thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,140thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,226thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,335thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,441stLowest Crime Rates: 1,461stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,505thLargest Governments: 1,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,610thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 1,776thSmartest Citizens: 1,913thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,984thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,053rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,106thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,197thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,453rdBest Weather: 2,500thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,147thHighest Average Incomes: 5,341stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,359thMost Efficient Economies: 6,859thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,304thHighest Economic Output: 11,821stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,849thMost Secular: 17,281st
Safest: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 43rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 45th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 50th in the regionBest Weather: 50th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 57th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 67th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 73rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 120th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 141st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 208th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 223rd in the regionLargest Populations: 303rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 451st in the regionMost Secular: 517th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 722nd in the region

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