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The United Expanse

Population11.975 billion

CapitalNational City
LeaderPresident Duong Van Nguyen

CurrencyUnited Dollar
AnimalWhite Dove

The Pacifist States of The United Expanse is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Duong Van Nguyen with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.975 billion Expanseans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of National City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient United Expansean economy, worth a remarkable 3,058 trillion United Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 255,377 United Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, lobster tastes best when it is red, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The United Expanse's national animal is the White Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddhism.

The United Expanse is ranked 107th in the world and 4th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 38,530.7 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 61stBest Weather: 79thMost Pacifist: 81stMost Developed: 90thHealthiest Citizens: 102ndMost Advanced Public Education: 107thMost Compassionate Citizens: 114thNicest Citizens: 115thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 121stLongest Average Lifespans: 125thLargest Welfare Programs: 129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 129thMost Beautiful Environments: 143rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 159thHighest Average Tax Rates: 192ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 221stSafest: 230thLargest Governments: 236thMost Cheerful Citizens: 237thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 253rdMost Inclusive: 257thLowest Crime Rates: 320thMost Rebellious Youth: 463rdSmartest Citizens: 567thLeast Corrupt Governments: 605thHighest Poor Incomes: 610thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 717thMost Influential: 961stTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,258thMost Cultured: 2,387thHighest Average Incomes: 2,546thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,822ndHighest Economic Output: 2,981stMost Efficient Economies: 2,987thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,868thTop
Most Stationary: 8,586thMost Secular: 10,896thMost Income Equality: 11,550thMost Politically Free: 11,858thLargest Populations: 14,183rd
Most Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 36th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 46th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 72nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 129th in the regionMost Stationary: 167th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 214th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 386th in the regionMost Politically Free: 393rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 540th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 679th in the region

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