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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 853rdBest Weather: 1,860thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,518th
The Altered States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
A happy nation is a stoned nation
Cutmeownthroat Dibbler
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Sparkadooby

Population16.457 billion

CapitalThe Big Munch
LeaderCutmeownthroat Dibbler

CurrencyReefer
AnimalBleary Eyed Gekko

The Altered States of Sparkadooby is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Cutmeownthroat Dibbler with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.457 billion Sparkadoobyians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Big Munch. The average income tax rate is 94.8%.

The all-consuming Sparkadoobyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,570 trillion Reefers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,459 Reefers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advertisements for jobs in the sciences run in fashion magazines, workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and more than one company makes the board game Monopoly. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sparkadooby's national animal is the Bleary Eyed Gekko, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sparkadooby is ranked 3,563rd in the world and 139th in Osiris for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 2,170.71 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 853rdBest Weather: 1,860thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,518thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,590thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,254thMost Influential: 3,533rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,563rdSafest: 3,653rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,673rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,970thMost Pacifist: 3,981stMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,150thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,283rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,628thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,274thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,173rdMost Cultured: 8,191stMost Rebellious Youth: 9,371stNicest Citizens: 9,405thHealthiest Citizens: 9,991stLargest Governments: 10,237thLowest Crime Rates: 10,599thHighest Economic Output: 11,036thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,452ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,535thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,862ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,840thMost Inclusive: 16,906thSmartest Citizens: 16,952ndHighest Poor Incomes: 18,312thMost Developed: 20,169th
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Most Influential: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 89th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 93rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 175th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 195th in the regionSafest: 199th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 268th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 280th in the regionLargest Populations: 306th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 351st in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 421st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 455th in the regionNicest Citizens: 476th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 503rd in the regionLargest Governments: 538th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 547th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 560th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 573rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 587th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 646th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 691st in the regionMost Income Equality: 771st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sparkadooby's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkadooby, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.
  • : Sparkadooby was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Sparkadooby, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
  • : Sparkadooby's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Sparkadooby was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Sparkadooby's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Sparkadooby's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Sparkadooby was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Sparkadooby ceased to exist in The South Pacific.

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