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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th Best Weather: 79th Most Pacifist: 84th
The Pacifist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Some causes are worth dying for, but none worth killing
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The United Expanse

Population11.266 billion

CapitalNational City
LeaderPresident Duong Van Nguyen
FaithBuddhism

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 notable for its daily referendums, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.266 billion Expanseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

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 2,902 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 257,631 United Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming, glamping Expanseans won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, and the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. 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 153,186th in the world and 6,322nd in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -53.55 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 58thBest Weather: 79thMost Pacifist: 84thMost Developed: 86thMost Advanced Public Education: 98thMost Advanced Public Transport: 103rdHealthiest Citizens: 104thMost Compassionate Citizens: 107thNicest Citizens: 108thLargest Welfare Programs: 113thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 117thLongest Average Lifespans: 122ndMost Beautiful Environments: 143rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 144thHighest Average Tax Rates: 178thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 193rdSafest: 217thLargest Governments: 233rdMost Inclusive: 233rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 246thLowest Crime Rates: 304thMost Rebellious Youth: 474thHighest Poor Incomes: 546thSmartest Citizens: 546thLeast Corrupt Governments: 580thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 849thMost Influential: 1,328thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,964thMost Cultured: 2,336thHighest Average Incomes: 2,367thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,594thHighest Economic Output: 3,039thMost Efficient Economies: 3,080thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,310thTop
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Most Stationary: 9,257thMost Secular: 11,093rdMost Income Equality: 11,358thLargest Populations: 14,673rd
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 65th in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionLargest Populations: 169th in the regionMost Stationary: 175th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 215th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 383rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 512th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 586th in the region

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