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Most Income Equality: 11,868thLeast Corrupt Governments: 22,264thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 27,575th
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Signed Yours Truly the Whale

Population966 million


The Community of Signed Yours Truly the Whale is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 966 million Signed Yours Truly the Whaleans 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 54.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Signed Yours Truly the Whalean economy, worth 15.6 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Uranium Mining, Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 16,138 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Signed Yours Truly the Whale's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Signed Yours Truly the Whale is ranked 232,262nd in the world and 30th in Lily for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -5.29 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 11,868thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 22,264thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 27,575th
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the region

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