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Most Pacifist: 3,809th Least Corrupt Governments: 4,370th Most Compassionate Citizens: 4,608th
The -Former- GA Delegation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paradise is just a wormhole away.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper

Population7.503 billion

CapitalWormhole City
LeaderAmbassador Wad Ari Alaz

Currencychewing gum
Animalslack-jawed jumping bean

The -Former- GA Delegation of The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ambassador Wad Ari Alaz with an even hand, and remarkable for its restrictive gun laws, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.503 billion Wads have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wormhole City. The average income tax rate is 78.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Wrapperian economy, worth 863 trillion chewing gums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,131 chewing gums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

An epidemic of unpopped kernels causes movie goers to gnash their teeth, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, the nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake, and geosynchronous satellites are now manned by unpaid interns. Crime is totally unknown. The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper's national animal is the slack-jawed jumping bean, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper is ranked 138,629th in the world and 5th in Stargate Command for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -124.15 on the Hayek Index.

Most Pacifist: 3,809thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,370thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,608thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,867thNicest Citizens: 4,949thMost Inclusive: 5,848thSafest: 5,923rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,423rdBest Weather: 6,427thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,491stMost Developed: 6,556thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,960thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,030thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,112thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,206thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,347thMost Secular: 7,444thTop
Most Cultured: 9,342ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,414thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,448thSmartest Citizens: 10,508thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,554thMost Stationary: 11,286thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,844thLowest Crime Rates: 13,574thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,590thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,620thNudest: 13,729th

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