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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd Safest: 12th
The Althing of
Left-wing Utopia
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Ratateague

Population18.157 billion

CapitalHoltmímir

Currencylabor credit
Animalflying squirrel

The Althing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its soft-spoken computers, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.157 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth a remarkable 6,588 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 362,850 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Holtmímir Times is sold out, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Leader's bedroom, and there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'. 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 43rd in the world and 1st in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Inclusive, scoring 676.89 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rdSafest: 12thHealthiest Citizens: 14thMost Developed: 14thLongest Average Lifespans: 20thNicest Citizens: 26thMost Compassionate Citizens: 27thBest Weather: 28thMost Pacifist: 38thMost Inclusive: 43rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 44thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 69thSmartest Citizens: 72ndMost Beautiful Environments: 86thMost Advanced Public Education: 97thLargest Publishing Industry: 133rdMost Efficient Economies: 142ndMost Cultured: 151stHighest Poor Incomes: 152ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 203rdMost Rebellious Youth: 253rdLargest Governments: 316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 422ndMost Influential: 437thHighest Average Tax Rates: 517thLowest Crime Rates: 592ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 625thHighest Average Incomes: 780thHighest Economic Output: 803rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 901stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,100thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,470thMost Devout: 1,567thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,378thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,316thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,552ndLargest Populations: 6,160thMost Politically Free: 8,011thTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,733rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,873rdNudest: 15,153rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,342nd
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionMost Politically Free: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Leader's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Holtmímir Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, fat-shaming is now public policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, solid-gold toilets are Ratatasque prisons' least expensive furnishings.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.

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