by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,063rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,486thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,070th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Only the thirst for knowledge.
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Science and Education

Population1.101 billion

CurrencyKnowledges
AnimalGod

The Empire of Science and Education is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its soft-spoken computers, sprawling nuclear power plants, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.101 billion Scientists have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 70.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Scientific economy, worth 146 trillion Knowledgeses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 133,392 Knowledgeses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The best spies are positively radiant after completing a big mission, a surprisingly large share of the nation's budget is used to buy new houses for immigrants, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine, and years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Science and Education's national animal is the God, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Science and Education is ranked 212,797th in the world and 287th in Declansburg for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -4.29 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,063rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,486thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,070thMost Developed: 9,980thSmartest Citizens: 11,182ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,578thMost Secular: 11,932ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 13,732ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,868thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,086thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,056thSafest: 18,193rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,223rdHighest Food Quality: 19,402ndLargest Retail Industry: 19,648thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,051stMost Efficient Economies: 20,559thHighest Average Incomes: 20,723rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,992ndLargest Governments: 22,441stHighest Poor Incomes: 23,440thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,846thMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,138th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 32nd in the regionMost Stationary: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 36th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 37th in the regionNudest: 40th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Science and Education was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, a surprisingly large share of the nation's budget is used to buy new houses for immigrants.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, the best spies are positively radiant after completing a big mission.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, rural Scientists stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, daring to agree with another politician is grounds for instant dismissal.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, ordinary soldiers trade rumors about the top secret "Death From Above" project.
  • : Following new legislation in Science and Education, war vets look after war animals.

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