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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,074th Most Influential: 1,428th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,429th
The Space Colony Cluster of
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Side 10

Population4.83 billion

CapitalRay City


The Space Colony Cluster of Side 10 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.83 billion Spacenoids are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ray City. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Side 10ian economy, worth 796 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 164,875 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The standard police uniform now comes with several colours of belt, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Side 10 after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, the parliament building has installed a revolving door, and college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Side 10's national animal is the tapir, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Side 10 is ranked 159,459th in the world and 8,087th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -581.51 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,074thMost Influential: 1,428thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,429thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,622ndTop
Most Inclusive: 1,821stBest Weather: 1,992ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,281stHighest Drug Use: 2,453rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,485thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,615thSafest: 2,674thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,838thMost Developed: 3,196thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,325thNicest Citizens: 3,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,807thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,832ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,012thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,206thSmartest Citizens: 4,241stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,330thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,472ndMost Secular: 5,196thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,950thMost Pacifist: 6,068thLargest Governments: 6,250thNudest: 6,998thLowest Crime Rates: 7,566thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,586thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,628thMost Efficient Economies: 7,705thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,941stHealthiest Citizens: 8,041stTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,351stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,827thHighest Average Incomes: 9,860thLargest Retail Industry: 12,242ndMost Cultured: 14,545th
Highest Drug Use: 49th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 76th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 116th in the regionBest Weather: 118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 130th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 140th in the regionSafest: 148th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 153rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 167th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 175th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 184th in the regionMost Developed: 185th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 197th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 208th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 211th in the regionNudest: 219th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 223rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 231st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Secular: 282nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 284th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 303rd in the regionLargest Governments: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 306th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 312th in the regionMost Pacifist: 357th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 375th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 378th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 397th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 401st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 455th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 483rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 558th in the regionMost Influential: 592nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 620th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 755th in the regionMost Cultured: 761st in the regionMost Politically Free: 763rd in the regionMost Stationary: 810th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys.
  • : Side 10 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Side 10 after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, the standard police uniform now comes with several colours of belt.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, a bureaucratic fight over S1IA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, international tensions are high as Side 10 threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Side 10, t-shirts displaying a photo of Leader performing the Full-Monty are selling out.
  • : Side 10 was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Kobagia.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 147 » Notyoutopia, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Diodone, Pleroma Sans Romans, Sunto, Bayern-Straubing, Buckerino, Shibutani, Wineclaw, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Holy Oranz, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Californian Redwood, Shadowrik, Pallaith, Northern Glory, Sil Dorsett, Guslantis, Lower Nubia, Moubarakistan, Atain, Former English Colony, Yukti, Kylesburgh, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Q w e r t y, Tredano, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, The Kyziban Islands, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, Ethnon, Maott, The United States of Romania, Suicidistan, and 97 others.Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Valhalla123, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Cinnibar, Spartoptia, SORT, General COE, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Cloydicia, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Ka Ching, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Joodey, Jasminlandia, Torakuen, Ara Antrizuls, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, VarDrade, Trillius, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Marijuana Haven, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Afrille, Ikea Rike, Thiammyalllaland, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Castle Federation, Elder Realms, The Black Cathedral, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Loutsland, Felhaven, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Loli County, Ttopa, and Kobagia.

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