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Refuge Isle

Population4.75 billion

Capitalthe Admin Tower
LeaderArch-Administrator Luca
FaithThe Zyqxuwy


The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Arch-Administrator Luca with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.75 billion Refugi hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Admin Tower. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Refugi economy, worth 890 trillion planets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 187,417 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Refuge Isle after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, and bins outnumber trees in city parks. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Refuge Isle's national animal is the SimpleBot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Zyqxuwy.

Refuge Isle is ranked 5,801st in the world and 13th in Refugia for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,225.21 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 9thLeast Corrupt Governments: 163rdLargest Welfare Programs: 219thMost Compassionate Citizens: 296thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 311thNicest Citizens: 362ndSafest: 366thMost Inclusive: 399thMost Pacifist: 458thBest Weather: 506thMost Advanced Public Education: 589thMost Beautiful Environments: 601stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 636thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 645thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 779thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 794thMost Developed: 883rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 925thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,028thMost Devout: 1,135thHealthiest Citizens: 1,229thMost Cultured: 1,238thLargest Governments: 1,379thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,465thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,493rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,885thSmartest Citizens: 2,255thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,639thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,187thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,527thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,801stHighest Average Incomes: 7,931stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,393rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,135thMost Influential: 9,393rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,104thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,325thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,640thHighest Drug Use: 20,040thHighest Economic Output: 20,439thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,016th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 11 » Sylh Alanor, Araine, Liphia, Ongmonnif, Sueloc, Typica, Floofybit, Indimu, Melenavenia, Tre Bia Land, and Ellamaa.

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