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Safest: 5,794thMost Pacifist: 6,158thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,944th
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Socialist Tepertopia

Population7.105 billion

LeaderGerhard von Selingen


The United Protectorate of Socialist Tepertopia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Gerhard von Selingen with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 7.105 billion Tepertopians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Happelstein. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Tepertopian economy, worth 637 trillion Silkes 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 major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is 89,740 Silkes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, the Socialist Tepertopia Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist Tepertopia's national animal is the housecat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Egalitarianism.

Socialist Tepertopia is ranked 23,403rd in the world and 3rd in United Protectorate of Tepertopia for Healthiest Citizens, with 10.15 bananas ingested per day.

Safest: 5,794thMost Pacifist: 6,158thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,944thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,119thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,339thNicest Citizens: 9,735thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,563rdMost Inclusive: 11,383rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,353rdMost Income Equality: 13,384thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,749thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,259thHighest Food Quality: 14,292ndTop
Best Weather: 16,754thMost Cultured: 16,869thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,302ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,880thMost Devout: 18,085thLowest Crime Rates: 19,116thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,516thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,087thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,446thSmartest Citizens: 22,628thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,898thHealthiest Citizens: 23,403rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,955thMost Advanced Public Education: 25,126thMost Influential: 25,891stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,200th
Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the region

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