by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,410th Best Weather: 4,753rd Most Compassionate Citizens: 5,850th
The United Democracy of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Getting ready, always ready
King Gabriel
Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Redwood-Gabriel

Population1.589 billion

CapitalHomeyopolis
LeaderKing Gabriel
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyGold Carter
AnimalRebel Dog

The United Democracy of Redwood-Gabriel is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Gabriel with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.589 billion Redwood-Gabrielians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Homeyopolis. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Redwood-Gabrielian economy, worth 151 trillion Gold Carters a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 95,227 Gold Carters, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work, professional athletes juggle part-time jobs to avoid bankruptcy, manufacturers are sued for almost anything not covered in their catalogue-sized manuals, and many working fathers have never seen their children. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Redwood-Gabriel's national animal is the Rebel Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Redwood-Gabriel is ranked 119,475th in the world and 17th in Ridgefield for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.09 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,410thBest Weather: 4,753rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,850thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,554thNicest Citizens: 6,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,416thMost Pacifist: 7,705thSafest: 7,993rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,066thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,108thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,500thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,547thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,035thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,147thMost Inclusive: 12,290thMost Developed: 14,012thLowest Crime Rates: 14,369thHealthiest Citizens: 14,479th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 2nd in the region

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