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Healthiest Citizens: 138th Largest Agricultural Sector: 212th Most Corrupt Governments: 306th
The Grand Hive of
Moralistic Democracy
The Hive Is Everything
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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The New Changeling Empire

Population15.701 billion

CapitalHigh Solitude
LeaderHigh-Empress Lacewing
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyValcourian Dollar
AnimalManticore

The Grand Hive of The New Changeling Empire is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by High-Empress Lacewing with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, devout population of 15.701 billion Changelings are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of High Solitude. The average income tax rate is 94.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Changeling economy, worth a remarkable 4,035 trillion Valcourian Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 257,048 Valcourian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The WhoTube comments section has gone strangely quiet, third world countries are rich in "I Love High Solitude" t-shirts, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, and colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Changeling Liberator". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Changeling Empire's national animal is the Manticore, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

The New Changeling Empire is ranked 18,423rd in the world and 37th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Healthiest Citizens: 138thLargest Agricultural Sector: 212thMost Corrupt Governments: 306thLowest Crime Rates: 309thLargest Information Technology Sector: 555thMost Cultured: 807thBest Weather: 809thMost Scientifically Advanced: 971stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,079thMost Inclusive: 1,085thMost Developed: 1,242ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,369thMost Efficient Economies: 1,548thMost Devout: 1,627thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,638thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,110thHighest Economic Output: 2,121stLargest Governments: 2,550thHighest Average Incomes: 2,641stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,895thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,783rdMost Pacifist: 4,133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,429thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,943rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,545thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,484thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,599thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,737thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,431stTop
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Largest Populations: 8,993rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,514thMost Stationary: 10,718thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,649thMost Influential: 13,069thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,382nd
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the region

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