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Most Secular: 983rd Best Weather: 1,895th Healthiest Citizens: 2,689th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Bad is the thief that is caught
Influence
Contender
Imperatrix
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Poliet

Population6.285 billion

CapitalMeltokio

Currencyswede
Animalcobra-turtle

The Empire of Poliet is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, ban on automobiles, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.285 billion Polietians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Meltokio. The average income tax rate is 71.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Polietian economy, worth 756 trillion swedes 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 impressive 120,428 swedes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", and counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. Crime is totally unknown. Poliet's national animal is the cobra-turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Poliet is ranked 4,870th in the world and 6th in 21st Century Rome for Most Developed, scoring 92.34 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Secular: 983rdTop
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Best Weather: 1,895thHealthiest Citizens: 2,689thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,767thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,852ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,986thNicest Citizens: 2,987thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,146thMost Pacifist: 3,308thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,582ndMost Inclusive: 3,824thMost Influential: 4,048thMost Cultured: 4,132ndMost Developed: 4,870thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,624thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,650thSmartest Citizens: 6,732ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,918thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,320thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 8,514thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,402ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,231stLargest Welfare Programs: 12,250thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,838thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,022ndHighest Poor Incomes: 15,758th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poliet was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliet, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Poliet applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Poliet altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliet, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance".
  • : Following new legislation in Poliet, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Poliet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Poliet's influence in 21st Century Rome rose from "Minnow" to "Contender".
  • : Poliet relocated from Balder to 21st Century Rome.
  • : Poliet was refounded in Balder.

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