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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,903rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,942ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,198th
The National Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
United we shall make sure to live better!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Outer Union

Population6.402 billion

CapitalThe Founder's Capital
LeaderPresident May Isabelle Lopez
FaithPath of the Light


The National Republic of The Outer Union is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President May Isabelle Lopez with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 6.402 billion Outer Unionians 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Founder's Capital. The average income tax rate is 94.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Outer Unionian economy, worth 772 trillion Unions a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 120,649 Unions, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is hoping that medical aid will speak louder than human rights abuses, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and frat-house partying has become the national pastime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Outer Union's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Path of the Light.

The Outer Union is ranked 296,114th in the world and 226th in The Free Nations Region for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 6,877.05 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,903rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,942ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,198thMost Pacifist: 3,378thNicest Citizens: 3,565thMost Inclusive: 3,638thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,813thHighest Food Quality: 4,548thSafest: 4,552ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,012thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,021stBest Weather: 5,332ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,546thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,121stHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,337thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,346thHealthiest Citizens: 6,427thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,512thMost Cultured: 6,553rdMost Developed: 7,407thLowest Crime Rates: 8,280thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,253rdLargest Governments: 10,213thSmartest Citizens: 10,729thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,132ndMost Influential: 11,445thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,377thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,198thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 16,632ndMost Income Equality: 21,830thMost Efficient Economies: 25,127thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,161stHighest Average Incomes: 29,848th
Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionMost Income Equality: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 24th in the region

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