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Most Influential: 1,216thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,402ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,743rd
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The Ivory Tower of Academia

Population6.814 billion

CapitalUniverCity
LeaderProfessor

CurrencyThesis
AnimalPhD student

The Faculty of The Ivory Tower of Academia is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Professor with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.814 billion Academics hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of UniverCity. The average income tax rate is 56.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Academic economy, worth 834 trillion Theses a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,406 Theses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to The Ivory Tower of Academia as a reminder of their "special relationship", unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Ivory Tower of Academia's national animal is the PhD student, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Ivory Tower of Academia is ranked 21,327th in the world and 285th in Europe for Highest Average Incomes, with 122,406.54 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 1,216thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,402ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,743rdMost Inclusive: 6,995thMost Pacifist: 7,977thBest Weather: 8,313thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,401stLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,713thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,936thNicest Citizens: 9,094thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,300thMost Developed: 9,327thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,631stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,769thSmartest Citizens: 9,928thTop
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Nudest: 10,421stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,251stMost Cultured: 12,705thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,216thHealthiest Citizens: 13,378thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,827thMost Stationary: 14,518thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,667thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,944thMost Secular: 16,303rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,817thMost Politically Free: 17,272ndSafest: 17,814thLowest Crime Rates: 19,385thHighest Drug Use: 20,050thHighest Economic Output: 20,306th
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Nudest: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 61st in the regionMost Stationary: 68th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 74th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 88th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 88th in the region

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