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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 34thMost Influential: 433rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 543rd
The Most Venerable Polis of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Polis Ortigia imperat Maria
Delegates of the Council of Ten
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Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Ortigia

Population1.094 billion

CapitalAretusa
LeaderDelegates of the Council of Ten

CurrencyDrachma
AnimalAquila

The Most Venerable Polis of Ortigia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Delegates of the Council of Ten with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.094 billion Ortigians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aretusa. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ortigian economy, worth 123 trillion Drachmas 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 113,210 Drachmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, prison visits increase substantially during election years, and a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ortigia's national animal is the Aquila, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ortigia is ranked 17,562nd in the world and 332nd in Europe for Most Developed, scoring 87.17 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 34thMost Influential: 433rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 543rdTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,044thMost Secular: 3,072ndSafest: 4,709thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,324thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,342ndNicest Citizens: 7,801stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,107thBest Weather: 8,134thHealthiest Citizens: 8,818thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,205thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,293rdMost Pacifist: 9,319thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,617thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,630thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,649thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,367thSmartest Citizens: 10,653rdHighest Food Quality: 10,742ndMost Cultured: 10,787thMost Inclusive: 11,537thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,872ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 14,763rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,526thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,125thMost Developed: 17,562ndHighest Poor Incomes: 19,020thLowest Crime Rates: 20,821stMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,892ndLargest Governments: 21,947thMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,775thMost Politically Free: 26,681st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 18th in the regionMost Politically Free: 36th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 88th in the regionSafest: 89th in the region

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