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Safest: 13,390th Most Pacifist: 15,751st
The Brilliant Celebration of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Graceful as a swan, bright as a firefly
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Solstice of Rising

Population2.354 billion

Currencyzenith
AnimalEastern firefly

The Brilliant Celebration of Solstice of Rising is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its public floggings, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic, devout population of 2.354 billion Solstice of Risingians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 63.8%.

The Solstice of Risingian economy, worth 121 trillion zeniths a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,669 zeniths, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

The Solstice of Rising Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', SOR-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, and the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Solstice of Rising's national animal is the Eastern firefly, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Solstice of Rising is ranked 89,184th in the world and 1st in Solstice of Rising for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 1,370.02 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Safest: 13,390thMost Pacifist: 15,751st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Solstice of Rising was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Solstice of Rising was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Solstice of Rising, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme.
  • : Following new legislation in Solstice of Rising, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Solstice of Rising, SOR-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in Solstice of Rising, the Solstice of Rising Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Solstice of Rising, police escort anti-abortion activists to free speech cages if they try to express their views.
  • : Solstice of Rising was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Solstice of Rising's influence in Solstice of Rising rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Solstice of Rising relocated from Lazarus to Solstice of Rising.

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