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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th Most Developed: 18th
The Althing of
Left-wing Utopia
ᴀʟʟ ɍᴀᴛʜᴇʀs ᴄᴀʀᴇ ɍѳʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sѳɴs
Regional Influence
Contender
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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The Althing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.356 billion Ratatekkers are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth a remarkable 4,501 trillion labor credits 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 313,553 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus. Crime is totally unknown. Ratateague's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ratateague is ranked 556th in the world and 1st in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Devout, with 11,462.7 Prayers Per Hour.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9thMost Developed: 18thHealthiest Citizens: 21stSafest: 24thLongest Average Lifespans: 32ndBest Weather: 40thNicest Citizens: 41stMost Compassionate Citizens: 45thMost Pacifist: 50thMost Cheerful Citizens: 56thMost Inclusive: 58thMost Advanced Public Education: 68thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 79thMost Beautiful Environments: 117thSmartest Citizens: 123rdMost Efficient Economies: 146thMost Cultured: 151stMost Rebellious Youth: 234thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 240thLargest Publishing Industry: 246thMost Influential: 278thHighest Poor Incomes: 285thLargest Governments: 409thMost Devout: 556thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 561stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 612thMost Advanced Public Transport: 685thLowest Crime Rates: 738thHighest Average Tax Rates: 868thHighest Average Incomes: 1,011thHighest Economic Output: 1,250thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,696thMost Stationary: 1,714thMost Politically Free: 5,407thLargest Populations: 6,964thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 8,000thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,177thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,003rd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Ratateague was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, Ratateague is building an army to protect its overseas territories.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities.

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