by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 14,492nd
The Brilliant Celebration of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Graceful as a swan, bright as a firefly
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Solstice of Rising

Population1.404 billion

AnimalEastern firefly

The Brilliant Celebration of Solstice of Rising is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 1.404 billion Solstice of Risingians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Solstice of Risingian economy, worth 27.6 trillion zeniths 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 Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 19,675 zeniths, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Meat is a luxury afforded only to the wealthy and organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 99,897th in the world and 10th in Ms Professor X for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Income Equality: 14,492nd
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the region

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