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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,341st Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,675th Least Corrupt Governments: 4,320th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
We Appreciate Power
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Holographic Expanse

Population936 million

CurrencyRhizome
AnimalNeanderthal

The Nomadic Peoples of The Holographic Expanse is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 936 million Holographic Expanseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Holographic Expansean economy, worth 115 trillion Rhizomes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 123,441 Rhizomes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, and the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holographic Expanse's national animal is the Neanderthal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Holographic Expanse is ranked 163,652nd in the world and 6,161st in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 5.8 Obesity Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,341stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,675thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,320thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,678thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,954thMost Influential: 5,011thMost Pacifist: 5,535thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,675thMost Inclusive: 5,795thSafest: 5,814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,533rdMost Developed: 7,083rdSmartest Citizens: 7,700thMost Secular: 8,390thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,654thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,913thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,134thNicest Citizens: 9,610thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,175thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,579thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,094thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,152ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,234thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,298thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,428thLargest Governments: 12,976thLowest Crime Rates: 13,460thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,546thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,881stMost Efficient Economies: 15,392ndLargest Welfare Programs: 16,880thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,943rd
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 118th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 119th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionSafest: 159th in the regionMost Pacifist: 159th in the regionMost Inclusive: 177th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 187th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 191st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 197th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 202nd in the regionMost Developed: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 226th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 228th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 236th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 246th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 246th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 255th in the regionMost Secular: 257th in the regionNicest Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 277th in the regionLargest Governments: 312th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 321st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 338th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionMost Influential: 373rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 376th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 379th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 402nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 421st in the regionMost Cultured: 453rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 469th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 502nd in the region

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