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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,588thSafest: 5,259thMost Pacifist: 5,513th
The Horseman of the Apocalypse of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Reinventing the Wheel over and over again
Jonathan Relean
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population9.73 billion

LeaderJonathan Relean

AnimalLeft-Handed Chicken

The Horseman of the Apocalypse of Roavin is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Jonathan Relean with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.73 billion Roavinians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Namartis. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Roavinian economy, worth 857 trillion Johtirs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,159 Johtirs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy", and the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roavin's national animal is the Left-Handed Chicken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Roavin is ranked 111,838th in the world and 4,182nd in the South Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 523.76 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3,588thSafest: 5,259thMost Pacifist: 5,513thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,671stBest Weather: 9,534thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,547thMost Inclusive: 9,834thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,208thTop
Nudest: 11,342ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,346thNicest Citizens: 11,782ndMost Influential: 12,023rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,139thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,489thHealthiest Citizens: 12,901stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,484thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,143rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,265thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,383rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,152ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,172ndMost Secular: 15,263rdSmartest Citizens: 16,728thLargest Governments: 18,321stHighest Poor Incomes: 18,366thMost Income Equality: 18,746thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,028thHighest Economic Output: 20,010thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,324th
Least Corrupt Governments: 134th in the regionSafest: 182nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 204th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 271st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 290th in the regionLargest Populations: 290th in the regionBest Weather: 319th in the regionMost Inclusive: 342nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 343rd in the regionNudest: 345th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 395th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 406th in the regionNicest Citizens: 413th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 416th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 426th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 446th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 453rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 468th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 471st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 497th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 514th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 526th in the regionMost Secular: 542nd in the regionLargest Governments: 544th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 551st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 614th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 621st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 636th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 698th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 705th in the regionMost Cultured: 745th in the regionMost Income Equality: 831st in the region

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