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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 205thMost Influential: 451stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,551st
The Free People's State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Through unity, we will prevail.
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Solmetria

Population2.271 billion

CapitalHappytown
LeaderAlan

Currencysol coins
Animalhomo sapiens

The Free People's State of Solmetria is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Alan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.271 billion Solmetrians 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Happytown. The average income tax rate is 62.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Solmetrian economy, worth 224 trillion sol coins 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 99,045 sol coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Billions of sol coins are being poured into a space program, politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad, Solmetrian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an 'Air Brancaland' flight has been offered asylum. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Solmetria's national animal is the homo sapiens, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Solmetria is ranked 15,188th in the world and 807th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 85.82 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 205thMost Influential: 451stTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,551stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,240thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,287thMost Pacifist: 6,976thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,602ndNicest Citizens: 8,310thTop
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Most Inclusive: 10,357thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,665thHealthiest Citizens: 12,587thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,243rdLongest Average Lifespans: 13,252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,279thMost Developed: 15,188thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,076thMost Cultured: 16,809thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,355thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,573rd
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Most Influential: 130th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 158th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 190th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 208th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 374th in the regionMost Pacifist: 387th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 422nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 459th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 574th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 582nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 644th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 672nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 706th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 709th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 777th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 804th in the regionMost Developed: 807th in the regionMost Cultured: 810th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 862nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 884th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 912th in the region

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