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Most Influential: 3,370thLowest Crime Rates: 3,922ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,091st
The Grand Duchy of
Father Knows Best State
In discord, death. In unity, progress.
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
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Solitra

Population11.23 billion

CapitalNorthgorge
LeaderGrand Duke Solitra

CurrencySol
AnimalEagle

The Grand Duchy of Solitra is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Duke Solitra with an iron fist, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, frequent executions, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.23 billion Solitrans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Northgorge. The average income tax rate is 92.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient Solitran economy, worth a remarkable 1,261 trillion Sols 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 Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 112,305 Sols, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself, the rich and poor vomit into separate bags, children often kick Eagles for amusement, and train stations have more platforms than a 1970s disco. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Solitra's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Solitra is ranked 51,583rd in the world and 196th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Healthiest Citizens, with 4.48 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Influential: 3,370thLowest Crime Rates: 3,922ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,091stSmartest Citizens: 4,836thLargest Governments: 6,280thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,742ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,855thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,647thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,706thMost Secular: 8,169thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,915thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,448thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,668thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,981stTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,662ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,980thHighest Economic Output: 13,469thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,027thMost Cultured: 16,864thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,419thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,943rdMost Advanced Public Education: 19,567th
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Most Influential: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 55th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 62nd in the region

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