by Max Barry

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SkyDip was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 118
Most Advanced Public Transport: 452ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 597thLargest Welfare Programs: 637th
The Forgotten Empire of
Left-Leaning College State
Let Death steal over them
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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SkyDip

Population6.41 billion

CapitalCastle-On-The-Cliffs
LeaderClaire DuFray
FaithAtheism

CurrencyStandardized Credit
AnimalGlowing Kliffin

The Forgotten Empire of SkyDip is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Claire DuFray with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate population of 6.41 billion SkyDipians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castle-On-The-Cliffs. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient SkyDipian economy, worth a remarkable 1,266 trillion Standardized Credits 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 197,554 Standardized Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in SkyDip, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, and pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SkyDip's national animal is the Glowing Kliffin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

SkyDip is ranked 1,080th in the world and 11th in Europeia for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 99.54 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 452ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 597thLargest Welfare Programs: 637thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 812thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 998thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,075thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,080thLargest Governments: 1,317thMost Developed: 1,365thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,571stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,649thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,782ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,883rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,218thSmartest Citizens: 2,235thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,397thMost Cultured: 2,445thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,541stSafest: 2,752ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,761stMost Pacifist: 3,533rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,566thLowest Crime Rates: 3,870thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,171stMost Efficient Economies: 4,276thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,667thNicest Citizens: 5,693rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,538thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,634thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,924thBest Weather: 7,348thMost Influential: 9,159thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,858thHighest Economic Output: 13,101stMost Secular: 16,909thMost Inclusive: 17,344thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,540thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,719thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,866th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 34th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 37th in the regionSafest: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 45th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 55th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 78th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 80th in the regionNicest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 87th in the regionBest Weather: 92nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 94th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in SkyDip.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, vaccinations are mandatory.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, interest in globalism never flags.
  • : Following new legislation in SkyDip, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".

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