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Most Influential: 1,360th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,778th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,024th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Libertas, profectus, et pax omnis.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Svetlakia

Population5.452 billion

CapitalHerzberg

Currencycredit
Animalcow

The United Socialist States of Svetlakia is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.452 billion Svetlakians 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, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Herzberg. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Svetlakian economy, worth 756 trillion credits 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 138,737 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Builders across Svetlakia are blocked up with orders for new public loos, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, and mandatory neutering has made purebred dogs a thing of the past. Crime is totally unknown. Svetlakia's national animal is the cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Svetlakia is ranked 2,550th in the world and 118th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 8,478.72 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,778thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,024thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,550thBest Weather: 2,931stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,982ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,047thMost Pacifist: 3,100thMost Inclusive: 3,162ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,164thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,168thNicest Citizens: 3,198thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,235thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,273rdMost Developed: 3,538thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,711thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,794thHealthiest Citizens: 4,394thSafest: 4,422ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,657thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,986thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,197thSmartest Citizens: 5,278thMost Cultured: 5,942ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,212thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,776thMost Efficient Economies: 6,948thLargest Governments: 7,062ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,404thMost Secular: 8,231stTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,413thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,092ndMost Income Equality: 10,709thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,091stLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,334thHighest Average Incomes: 15,520th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 99th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 105th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 147th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 152nd in the regionBest Weather: 179th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 181st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 184th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 185th in the regionMost Pacifist: 188th in the regionNicest Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Developed: 198th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 209th in the regionMost Inclusive: 210th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 217th in the regionSafest: 238th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 239th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 244th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 250th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 264th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 275th in the regionMost Cultured: 292nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 294th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 320th in the regionLargest Governments: 342nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 402nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 403rd in the regionMost Secular: 424th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 459th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 559th in the regionMost Influential: 569th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 569th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 624th in the regionMost Income Equality: 624th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 740th in the regionLargest Populations: 793rd in the region

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