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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 582nd Most Influential: 1,004th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,811th
The New Genesis of
Left-wing Utopia
Apathy is death
The Lord of Light
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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The New Genesis of The Republic of Helios is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Lord of Light with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.565 billion Heliosians 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sun City. The average income tax rate is 81.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Republic of Heliosian economy, worth 612 trillion Sun Stones a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 81,021 Sun Stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands, planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color", sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food, and interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBRH Governor goes house hunting. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Republic of Helios's national animal is the pheonix, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Republic of Helios is ranked 7,911th in the world and 368th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 120.89 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 582ndMost Influential: 1,004thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,811thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,256thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,898thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,548thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,538thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,097thBest Weather: 6,286thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,498thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,499thHealthiest Citizens: 6,743rdSmartest Citizens: 7,442ndMost Stationary: 7,589thTop
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Safest: 7,911thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,958thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,543rdMost Pacifist: 8,972ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,904thMost Cultured: 10,469thNicest Citizens: 11,113thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,570th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 135th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 136th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 149th in the regionMost Stationary: 182nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 211th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 249th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 273rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 301st in the regionBest Weather: 310th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 329th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 331st in the regionMost Influential: 338th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 341st in the regionLargest Populations: 367th in the regionSafest: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 373rd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 399th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 405th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 445th in the regionMost Pacifist: 463rd in the regionMost Cultured: 477th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 499th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 531st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 600th in the regionNicest Citizens: 603rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 702nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 708th in the regionLargest Governments: 725th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 726th in the regionNudest: 767th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 109 » Yaorozu, HMS Unicorn, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Novare Res, Great Bights Mum, New Sekai, Republic of Destiny, Sadakoyama, Malvad, South Isles, Chinstralia, Syrixia, The Rossinite Empire, Necromonia, Ultima Terra, Apetopia, Notyoutopia, Ceretis, Ponies and Princesses, Merconitonitopia, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Lionia, Guslantis, Tokaryk, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, United Brunstovia, The Isle of Grossmania, Francovania, Bharathvarsh, Celreostia, Xentherida, Meritdom, Elspeth and Samina, Unimaginable Doom, Yeraennus, Zyvetskistaahn, Soverenia, OPArsenal, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Vegetarian States, Pasargad, Wisconsota, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, and 59 others.Republic of Dixie, SillyString, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Sankami, Morrn, Sereeno, Religioncord, Siwale, Hong Kong Empire, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Arcadia of Kasterborous, West Magellis, Solestia, Sandovara, Enosville, Sophista, Coemgen, Ovsterland, Kaschovia, Lupus Imperium, Vazali, Valdr, Lord Ravenclaw, Southern Stroraia, Mercy Land, Notty Swaras, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Omicron Persei V111, SORT, Heritage Quay, Pallaith, Kingdom of Space, Orslan, Rukonia, Kwaj, Amerian States, General COE, Reannia, Friently, South Grand Mountain, Moristia, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, Victoriaans Nederlands, Diodone, American MapleStory, Kizja, Anima Proxa, McMasterdonia, Plembobria, Marsh Castle, Zemnaya Svoboda, Sheppey, Aenglaland, Yukti, Yaris, and AdyLand.

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