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Largest Welfare Programs: 651stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,155thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,400th
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Silver Steps

Population11.957 billion

CapitalCity of Silver
Leaderthe Hivemind


The UK Sovereign of Silver Steps is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the Hivemind with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 11.957 billion Silver Steps are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City of Silver. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Silver Stepsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,953 trillion *Currency*s 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,378 *Currency*s, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, handling people's data is proving an immersive experience, and the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silver Steps's national animal is the AwesomeAnimal™, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Silver Steps is ranked 303,726th in the world and 968th in United Kingdom for Fattest Citizens, with 2.28 Obesity Rate.

Largest Welfare Programs: 651stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,155thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,400thMost Pacifist: 1,410thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,500thMost Developed: 1,655thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,799thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,989thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,046thLowest Crime Rates: 2,300thHealthiest Citizens: 2,349thBest Weather: 2,355thMost Influential: 2,368thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,795thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,804thTop
Largest Governments: 3,144thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,232ndNicest Citizens: 3,651stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,890thSmartest Citizens: 4,246thSafest: 4,749thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,964thHighest Food Quality: 5,090thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,521stMost Inclusive: 5,710thMost Cultured: 6,439thMost Secular: 7,626thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,422ndHighest Economic Output: 10,599thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,355thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,804thMost Income Equality: 12,845thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,460thHighest Average Incomes: 13,479thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,610thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,829thMost Efficient Economies: 20,365thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,187th
Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the regionMost Income Equality: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 57th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 86th in the region

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