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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 65th Best Weather: 80th Most Pacifist: 87th
The Pacifist States of
Left-wing Utopia
Some causes are worth dying for, but none worth killing
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The United Expanse

Population12.542 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 remarkable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.542 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 enormous, socially-minded government 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 3,234 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 257,861 United Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

President Duong Van Nguyen's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week, the TUEBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy', and students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations. 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 170,706th in the world and 7,619th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -56.6 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 65thBest Weather: 80thMost Pacifist: 87thMost Developed: 103rdHealthiest Citizens: 106thMost Advanced Public Education: 109thNicest Citizens: 121stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 124thMost Compassionate Citizens: 124thMost Advanced Public Transport: 130thLongest Average Lifespans: 130thLargest Welfare Programs: 136thMost Beautiful Environments: 143rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147thHighest Average Tax Rates: 203rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 231stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 233rdSafest: 243rdLargest Governments: 249thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 257thMost Inclusive: 270thLowest Crime Rates: 336thMost Rebellious Youth: 477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 589thSmartest Citizens: 599thHighest Poor Incomes: 618thLeast Corrupt Governments: 639thMost Influential: 917thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,278thMost Cultured: 2,411thHighest Average Incomes: 2,554thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,756thHighest Economic Output: 2,864thMost Efficient Economies: 2,915thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,563rdMost Stationary: 8,189thTop
Most Income Equality: 11,312thMost Secular: 11,500thLargest Populations: 13,842nd
Most Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 61st in the regionMost Cultured: 68th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 127th in the regionMost Stationary: 159th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 211th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 401st in the regionMost Income Equality: 526th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 644th in the region

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