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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2ndSafest: 9th
The SLUthing of
Left-wing Utopia
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ratateague

Population22.268 billion

CapitalHoltmímir

Currencylabor credit
Animalflying squirrel

The SLUthing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its daily referendums, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.268 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. 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 8,663 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 major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 389,048 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', and the dartboard at the Ratatasque Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Leader's face. 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 69th in the world and 3rd in The Social Liberal Union for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 5,285.04 Tourists Per Hour.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2ndSafest: 9thMost Developed: 11thHealthiest Citizens: 11thLongest Average Lifespans: 15thNicest Citizens: 23rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 25thMost Pacifist: 29thBest Weather: 30thMost Cheerful Citizens: 35thMost Inclusive: 44thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 69thSmartest Citizens: 71stMost Beautiful Environments: 87thLargest Publishing Industry: 106thMost Cultured: 110thHighest Poor Incomes: 146thMost Advanced Public Education: 187thMost Rebellious Youth: 265thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 282ndLargest Governments: 327thMost Valuable International Artwork: 330thHighest Average Tax Rates: 501stHighest Economic Output: 662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 668thLowest Crime Rates: 669thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 681stMost Efficient Economies: 732ndHighest Average Incomes: 863rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 911thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 927thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,192ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,214thMost Devout: 1,857thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,636thLargest Populations: 5,555thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,208thMost Income Equality: 7,190thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,187thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,954thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,531st
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Income Equality: 16th in the regionMost Extreme: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the dartboard at the Ratatasque Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Leader's face.
  • : Ratateague was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the long arm of the law possesses a rather slow hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.

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