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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,245thMost Influential: 1,615thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,453rd
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Springhollow

Population1.625 billion

CapitalOttawa
LeaderPrime Minister TM
Faithatheism

Currencydollar
Animalcat

The Parliamentary Democracy of Springhollow is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister TM with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.625 billion citizens are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ottawa. The average income tax rate is 84.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Springhollowian economy, worth 147 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is 90,596 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, and knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Springhollow's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is atheism.

Springhollow is ranked 226,733rd in the world and 8,453rd in the South Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -19.29 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,453rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,462ndMost Pacifist: 3,707thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,799thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,847thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,178thNicest Citizens: 5,276thMost Inclusive: 6,180thSafest: 6,627thBest Weather: 7,265thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,285thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,678thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,866thHealthiest Citizens: 8,503rdMost Rebellious Youth: 8,973rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,321stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,159thMost Developed: 10,745thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,372ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,832ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,247thSmartest Citizens: 14,604thMost Secular: 16,603rdMost Cultured: 16,767thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,989thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,038thLowest Crime Rates: 19,059thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,123rdLargest Governments: 19,223rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,516thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,335thMost Income Equality: 20,770thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,217th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 108th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 123rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 130th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 130th in the regionMost Pacifist: 148th in the regionMost Influential: 163rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 183rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 184th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 205th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Inclusive: 216th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 225th in the regionSafest: 238th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 245th in the regionBest Weather: 246th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 249th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 272nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 311th in the regionMost Developed: 340th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 371st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 376th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 390th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 444th in the regionMost Cultured: 506th in the regionMost Politically Free: 516th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 533rd in the regionMost Secular: 559th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 565th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 568th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 573rd in the regionLargest Governments: 573rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 588th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 624th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 652nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 737th in the region

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