by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,455th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,823rd Most Advanced Public Transport: 5,395th
The Inlustris of
Democratic Socialists
By the Light of Rigel, We find Home
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Civil Rights
Excellent
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All-Consuming
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Rigels Light

Population5.189 billion

CapitalAlnilam
LeaderAndromeda

CurrencyPound
AnimalSnow Leopard

The Inlustris of Rigels Light is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Andromeda with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 5.189 billion Rigelians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alnilam. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Rigelian economy, worth 575 trillion Pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 110,894 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned spouses, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, and on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rigels Light's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rigels Light is ranked 142,307th in the world and 4,681st in Osiris for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,270.95 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 4,455thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,823rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,395thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,853rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,153rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,154thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,367thMost Inclusive: 6,373rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,805thMost Pacifist: 6,842ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,052ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,255thBest Weather: 7,376thMost Cultured: 7,556thNicest Citizens: 7,595thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,080thSafest: 8,200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,365thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,354thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,683rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,902ndLargest Governments: 10,770thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,982ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,318thMost Income Equality: 13,832ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,342ndSmartest Citizens: 14,555thMost Developed: 15,436thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,775th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 226th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 243rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 250th in the regionBest Weather: 273rd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 279th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 287th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 288th in the regionMost Cultured: 293rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 296th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 306th in the regionNicest Citizens: 324th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 325th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 326th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 333rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Income Equality: 353rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 360th in the regionSafest: 364th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 397th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 405th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 459th in the regionLargest Governments: 526th in the region

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