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Nudest: 1,504th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,627th Largest Welfare Programs: 6,207th
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Phuture Musick

Population10.378 billion



The Event Horizon of Phuture Musick is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 10.378 billion Phuture Musickians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imrryr. The average income tax rate is 78.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Phuture Musickian economy, worth 576 trillion Dubloons 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 Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 55,508 Dubloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens may not "love, honor and obey" anyone except the State, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Phuture Musickian grocery store, Phuture Musick's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phuture Musick's national animal is the Dragonfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Phuture Musick is ranked 69,036th in the world and 5th in Freedom and Justice Alliance for Most Income Equality, scoring 33.35 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Nudest: 1,504thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,627thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,207thMost Politically Free: 6,370thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,458thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,544thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,665th

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