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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 248thLargest Welfare Programs: 371stMost Advanced Public Transport: 508th
The United States of
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It is always darkest before the dawn
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The Free States of Gotham

Population12.35 billion

CapitalGotham City
LeaderBruce Wayne

CurrencyBottle Cap

The United States of The Free States of Gotham is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Bruce Wayne with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.35 billion Free States of Gothamians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gotham City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Free States of Gothamian economy, worth a remarkable 2,463 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,476 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, there is an abondance of ackawi and zartschmelzend in every Free States of Gothamian grocery store, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Free States of Gotham's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Free States of Gotham is ranked 371st in the world and 8th in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 15,682.87 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 248thLargest Welfare Programs: 371stMost Advanced Public Transport: 508thMost Pacifist: 578thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 592ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 630thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 693rdSafest: 760thHighest Average Tax Rates: 830thMost Compassionate Citizens: 842ndMost Advanced Public Education: 849thNicest Citizens: 874thMost Inclusive: 1,039thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,085thLargest Governments: 1,131stHighest Food Quality: 1,170thMost Developed: 1,207thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,308thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,444thMost Cultured: 1,552ndBest Weather: 1,577thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,640thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,736thHealthiest Citizens: 1,753rdSmartest Citizens: 2,012thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,183rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,352ndMost Influential: 2,844thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,303rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,434thMost Secular: 4,867thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,753rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,479thHighest Economic Output: 6,580thHighest Average Incomes: 6,904thMost Stationary: 7,321stTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,769thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,828thMost Efficient Economies: 15,288thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,393rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 25th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 41st in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 51st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 76th in the regionMost Stationary: 99th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 105th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 116th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 132nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 132nd in the regionMost Secular: 136th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 157th in the regionLargest Populations: 184th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 265th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 285th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 300th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 308th in the regionNudest: 389th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 471st in the region

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