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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,947th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,440th Nicest Citizens: 2,485th
The Rogue Nation of
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The Prime Reflector
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The Backwardest Nation You Know

Population2.784 billion

LeaderThe Prime Reflector

CurrencyUno Reverse Card
AnimalSnow Dragonfly

The Rogue Nation of The Backwardest Nation You Know is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The Prime Reflector with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.784 billion Backwardians 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Reversia. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Inverted economy, worth 250 trillion Uno Reverse Cards a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 90,027 Uno Reverse Cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for The Backwardest Nation You Know, it's harder to qualify for IVF than for a good university, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany The Prime Reflector to meetings with foreign heads of state, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime is totally unknown. The Backwardest Nation You Know's national animal is the Snow Dragonfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Backwardest Nation You Know is ranked 124,918th in the world and 6,707th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 953.89 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,947thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,440thNicest Citizens: 2,485thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,504thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,635thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,870thHealthiest Citizens: 3,955thMost Inclusive: 4,013thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,584thBest Weather: 4,593rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,799thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,875thMost Pacifist: 5,148thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,899thMost Income Equality: 6,058thMost Politically Free: 6,077thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,330thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,527thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,816thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,002ndSafest: 7,275thNudest: 7,346thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,654thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,676thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,738thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,941stSmartest Citizens: 9,274thMost Cultured: 9,624thMost Extreme: 10,149thLargest Governments: 11,300thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,142ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,831st
Least Corrupt Governments: 112th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 116th in the regionMost Politically Free: 133rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 150th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 174th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 177th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 217th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 226th in the regionNudest: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 249th in the regionBest Weather: 252nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 256th in the regionMost Pacifist: 288th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 291st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 300th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 300th in the regionMost Income Equality: 359th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 363rd in the regionSafest: 376th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 396th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 425th in the regionMost Extreme: 466th in the regionMost Cultured: 470th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 475th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 502nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 513th in the regionLargest Governments: 545th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 689th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 781st in the region

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