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Most Valuable International Artwork: 537thMost Influential: 813thMost Secular: 3,601st
The Cryptocracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Vigil per noctem
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The Final Horseman

Population14.31 billion

CapitalThe City
LeaderRed Ael


The Cryptocracy of The Final Horseman is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Red Ael with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate population of 14.31 billion Horsemen have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The City. The average income tax rate is 83.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The a Horseman economy, worth 708 trillion Coins 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 dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 49,510 Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors, it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food', ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, and concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Final Horseman's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Final Horseman is ranked 201,937th in the world and 401st in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -7.87 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 537thMost Influential: 813thTop
Most Secular: 3,601stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,120thMost Stationary: 9,313thBest Weather: 9,630thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,765thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,081stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,382ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,702ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,582ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,609thLargest Populations: 19,428thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,842ndSmartest Citizens: 21,892ndMost Inclusive: 22,090thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,299thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,890thHighest Food Quality: 23,113th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 38th in the regionMost Average: 48th in the region

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