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The Free States of Gotham

Population11.745 billion

CapitalGotham City
LeaderBruce Wayne

CurrencyBottle Cap

The United States of The Free States of Gotham is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Bruce Wayne with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 11.745 billion Free States of Gothamians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous 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 2,303 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,094 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, Bruce Wayne's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success, the government prefers to kill off its enemies by peaceful means, and clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence. 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 243,251st in the world and 5,627th in the West Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 12.99 Whatever.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 259thLargest Welfare Programs: 390thMost Advanced Public Transport: 521stMost Pacifist: 544thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 622ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 622ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 715thSafest: 746thMost Compassionate Citizens: 801stHighest Average Tax Rates: 826thNicest Citizens: 836thMost Advanced Public Education: 861stMost Inclusive: 1,035thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,059thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,062ndMost Developed: 1,130thLargest Governments: 1,154thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,372ndBest Weather: 1,540thMost Cultured: 1,542ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,670thHealthiest Citizens: 1,728thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,760thSmartest Citizens: 2,049thLowest Crime Rates: 2,142ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,268thTop
Most Influential: 2,756thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,952ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,306thMost Secular: 5,163rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,457thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,903rdHighest Economic Output: 6,969thHighest Average Incomes: 7,083rdMost Stationary: 7,612thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,581stMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,786thMost Efficient Economies: 16,709thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,765thMost Income Equality: 21,502nd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 37th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 42nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 49th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionMost Stationary: 101st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 121st in the regionMost Secular: 139th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 143rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 144th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 154th in the regionLargest Populations: 184th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 248th in the regionNudest: 272nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 302nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 306th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 314th in the region

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