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Best Weather: 708thMost Pacifist: 889thMost Compassionate Citizens: 924th
The Democratic Republic of
Democratic Socialists
We become aware of the Void as we fill it
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Void Territories

Population4.466 billion

CapitalKalypso
LeaderPresident Sophia Hibiscus

CurrencyNova
AnimalSquid

The Democratic Republic of The Void Territories is a massive, genial nation, ruled by President Sophia Hibiscus with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.466 billion Voids are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kalypso. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The all-consuming Voidian economy, worth 603 trillion Novas a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 135,089 Novas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps, and citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Void Territories's national animal is the Squid, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The Void Territories is ranked 1,236th in the world and 18th in Forest for Safest, scoring 150.52 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Best Weather: 708thMost Pacifist: 889thMost Compassionate Citizens: 924thLeast Corrupt Governments: 942ndNicest Citizens: 1,148thSafest: 1,236thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,506thMost Inclusive: 1,624thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,636thHealthiest Citizens: 1,683rdMost Influential: 1,875thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,903rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,952ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,075thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,936thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,137thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,339thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,352ndSmartest Citizens: 4,882ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,447thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,456thLargest Governments: 6,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,954thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,456thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,874thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,396thTop
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Most Secular: 10,642ndMost Developed: 13,149thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,807thHighest Average Incomes: 17,279th
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Safest: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionNicest Citizens: 26th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps.
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances.
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, octogenarian swimsuit models insist that they've still got it.
  • : The Void Territories voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : The Void Territories voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, some Voidian athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in The Void Territories, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.

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