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Most Influential: 1,249thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,517thSafest: 1,558th
The Winter Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Laavide lekkien
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population8.254 billion

LeaderConsul Conti Bellarys
FaithSurovian Catholic Church

CurrencySolaryÝ FlorÝ
AnimalPyrrhian Dragon

The Winter Empire of Solaryia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Consul Conti Bellarys with an even hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.254 billion SolaryÝ are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eridanis. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient SolaryÝ economy, worth a remarkable 1,504 trillion SolaryÝ FlorÝs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 182,222 SolaryÝ FlorÝs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, bad punctuation has come to a full stop, scientific journals publish third-graders' school essays, and the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Solaryia's national animal is the Pyrrhian Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Surovian Catholic Church.

Solaryia is ranked 259,034th in the world and 189th in The Western Isles for Most Secular, with 9.59 Atheism Rate.

Most Influential: 1,249thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,517thSafest: 1,558thBest Weather: 1,688thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,876thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,016thMost Developed: 2,191stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,318thMost Pacifist: 2,323rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,444thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,925thLowest Crime Rates: 3,000thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,050thHealthiest Citizens: 3,134thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,342ndSmartest Citizens: 3,467thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,006thNicest Citizens: 4,060thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,139thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,236thHighest Food Quality: 4,411thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,419thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,995thLargest Governments: 5,103rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,221stMost Cultured: 6,004thMost Inclusive: 6,163rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,618thMost Efficient Economies: 7,739thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,472ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,151stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,557thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,398thHighest Economic Output: 16,914thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,837thMost Devout: 24,459thMost Income Equality: 26,914thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28,296th
Least Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the region

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