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Most Advanced Public Transport: 510thLargest Welfare Programs: 702ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 757th
The One of Kotoha's old nations of
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The past meets the future.
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Population19.689 billion

LeaderShizuha Aki

AnimalJapanese paradise flycatcher

The One of Kotoha's old nations of Shizuha is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Shizuha Aki with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, unlimited-speed roads, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 19.689 billion Shizuhans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shizuoka. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Shizuhan economy, worth a remarkable 3,652 trillion Yen 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 185,496 Yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, sex changes are routinely performed at Shizuha's hospitals, and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shizuha's national animal is the Japanese paradise flycatcher, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shinto.

Shizuha is ranked 287,233rd in the world and 5,385th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -19.03 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 510thLargest Welfare Programs: 702ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 757thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,162ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,188thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,442ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,465thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,484thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,538thMost Developed: 1,707thMost Pacifist: 1,736thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,818thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,845thSafest: 1,859thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,947thHealthiest Citizens: 2,076thMost Cultured: 2,221stHighest Food Quality: 2,249thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,372ndLargest Governments: 2,395thBest Weather: 2,463rdMost Inclusive: 2,665thNicest Citizens: 2,669thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,838thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,862ndTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,469thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,585thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,927thLowest Crime Rates: 4,366thSmartest Citizens: 4,386thHighest Economic Output: 5,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,242ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,979thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,366thTop
Largest Populations: 15,682ndNudest: 15,891stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,098th
Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 147th in the regionNudest: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 191st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 199th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 294th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 370th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 472nd in the region

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