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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,319thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,616thMost Pacifist: 4,378th
The Inlustris of
Left-Leaning College State
By the Light of Rigel, We find Home
Vizier of Community Affairs
Civil Rights
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Rigels Light

Population11.417 billion


AnimalSnow Leopard

The Inlustris of Rigels Light is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Andromeda with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The compassionate population of 11.417 billion Rigelians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alnilam. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Rigelian economy, worth a remarkable 1,482 trillion Pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 129,868 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, and fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 5,068th in the world and 221st in Osiris for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 8,697.87 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,319thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,616thMost Pacifist: 4,378thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,396thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,575thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,663rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,781stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,902ndMost Cultured: 4,931stHighest Food Quality: 4,931stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,150thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,162ndNicest Citizens: 5,165thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,258thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,333rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,391stSafest: 5,394thBest Weather: 5,412thMost Inclusive: 5,511thLowest Crime Rates: 6,150thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,239thMost Developed: 6,503rdLargest Governments: 7,286thSmartest Citizens: 9,951stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,217thTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,646thMost Influential: 12,731stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,527thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,970thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,113thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,944thHighest Average Incomes: 20,053rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,330thMost Efficient Economies: 23,432nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 150th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 154th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 173rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 207th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 221st in the regionMost Cultured: 221st in the regionMost Inclusive: 223rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 228th in the regionMost Influential: 230th in the regionBest Weather: 231st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 239th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 240th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 241st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 242nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 247th in the regionSafest: 256th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 264th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 265th in the regionMost Developed: 282nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 297th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 326th in the regionLargest Governments: 341st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 464th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 593rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 608th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 660th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 666th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 779th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 797th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rigels Light was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans, Nicest Citizens, Most Developed, Most Extensive Public Healthcare, and Safest.
  • : Rigels Light's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Page".
  • : Rigels Light altered its national flag.
  • : Rigels Light relocated from Balder to Osiris.
  • : Rigels Light was refounded in Balder.
  • : Rigels Light ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Rigels Light was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Rigels Light was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Rigels Light was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Rigels Light was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.


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