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Most Income Equality: 10,148th
The Federation Starbase of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Starbase 23

Population1.476 billion

CapitalThe Operations Center
LeaderVance Haden

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalArachnid

The Federation Starbase of Starbase 23 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Vance Haden with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 1.476 billion Personnel 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 Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Operations Center. The average income tax rate is 69.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Starbase economy, worth 24.9 trillion Federation Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 16,885 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Starbase 23's national animal is the Arachnid, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Starbase 23 is ranked 130,174th in the world and 181st in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Largest Populations, with 1.48 billion Capita.

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5%
Most Income Equality: 10,148th
Top
10%
Most Income Equality: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Starbase 23, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Starbase 23 was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Starbase 23, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Starbase 23, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Starbase 23, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Starbase 23, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Starbase 23 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Starbase 23's influence in United Earth Space Probe Agency rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Starbase 23, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Starbase 23's influence in United Earth Space Probe Agency fell from "Squire" to "Page".

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