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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,248thHighest Drug Use: 2,783rdMost Influential: 3,346th
The Revolutionary Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Quae optima sunt, sunt communia
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Shoeshiner
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The Pagan Moon

Population3.581 billion

CapitalSelene
LeaderCarmen Dolores Philomena

CurrencyUrn
AnimalKitten

The Revolutionary Republic of The Pagan Moon is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Carmen Dolores Philomena with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.581 billion Pagan-Moonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Selene. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pagan-Moonian economy, worth 541 trillion Urns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 151,217 Urns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to The Pagan Moon, and it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again. Crime is totally unknown. The Pagan Moon's national animal is the Kitten, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Pagan Moon is ranked 223,046th in the world and 1,108th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -319.06 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,248thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,783rdMost Influential: 3,346thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,711thMost Inclusive: 3,869thMost Pacifist: 4,370thMost Developed: 4,901stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,071stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,152ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,406thSmartest Citizens: 5,407thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,616thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,709thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,741stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,890thNicest Citizens: 5,972ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,202ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,670thLargest Governments: 6,762ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,053rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,120thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,295thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,306thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,320thMost Cultured: 7,376thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,396thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,979thMost Efficient Economies: 9,926thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,067thBest Weather: 10,330thHealthiest Citizens: 10,606thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,328thHighest Average Incomes: 13,425thMost Secular: 14,120thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,845thSafest: 17,134thMost Politically Free: 17,471stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,190thLargest Retail Industry: 19,430thMost Income Equality: 22,065thRudest Citizens: 22,135th
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Highest Drug Use: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 35th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 39th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionMost Pacifist: 70th in the regionMost Inclusive: 71st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 74th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 76th in the regionMost Extreme: 79th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionNudest: 82nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 85th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 87th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 92nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 92nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 98th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 103rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 117th in the region

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