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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,939thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,586thMost Developed: 5,874th
The Institution of
Moralistic Democracy
Wohlstand für alle bis dem Ende!
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Technocrates

Population1.671 billion

CapitalTrantor
LeaderHari Seldon
FaithGalactic Ascendance

CurrencyΨCredit
AnimalOwl

The Institution of The Technocrates is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Hari Seldon with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, hard-working population of 1.671 billion Technocrats 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trantor. The average income tax rate is 81.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Technocratic economy, worth 278 trillion ΨCredits a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 166,554 ΨCredits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art, almost every singles' party has a clergy and courtesans theme, government popup ads are springing up like weeds, and enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Technocrates's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Galactic Ascendance.

The Technocrates is ranked 14,457th in the world and 783rd in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 8,898.43 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,939thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,586thMost Developed: 5,874thMost Efficient Economies: 6,124thSmartest Citizens: 7,509thLowest Crime Rates: 8,630thMost Secular: 8,699thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,019thHealthiest Citizens: 9,239thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,536thMost Inclusive: 9,707thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,790thLargest Governments: 10,187thHighest Average Incomes: 10,911thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,451stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,923rdTop
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Nicest Citizens: 13,116thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,192ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,211thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,457thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,810thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,020thBest Weather: 17,248thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,181stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,238thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,492ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 23,679th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 127th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 156th in the regionMost Developed: 270th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 285th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 355th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 427th in the regionMost Secular: 436th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 463rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 478th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 491st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 496th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 499th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 567th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 572nd in the regionLargest Governments: 575th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 631st in the regionNicest Citizens: 672nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 741st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 783rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 814th in the region

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