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Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,222ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,369thNicest Citizens: 9,963rd
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
The Key to Joy is Life
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population1.319 billion

LeaderChad Chungus


The Federation of TheKeyToJoy is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chad Chungus with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, fear of technology, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, devout population of 1.319 billion TheKeyToJoyians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming TheKeyToJoyian economy, worth 127 trillion Keys a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 96,503 Keys, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, and the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TheKeyToJoy's national animal is the Joymen, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Joyism.

TheKeyToJoy is ranked 166,551st in the world and 6,195th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 998.74 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 8,222ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,369thNicest Citizens: 9,963rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,832ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,848thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,263rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,018thBest Weather: 13,254thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,033rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 15,159thMost Inclusive: 18,366thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,453rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,777thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,306thHighest Food Quality: 19,748thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,883rdSmartest Citizens: 21,987thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,800thMost Income Equality: 23,257thMost Devout: 23,975thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,387thHighest Average Tax Rates: 24,452ndLowest Crime Rates: 24,629thMost Developed: 25,089thMost Cultured: 27,245thMost Advanced Public Transport: 28,990thLargest Governments: 29,482ndLargest Publishing Industry: 29,964thMost Subsidized Industry: 30,130th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 220th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 223rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 229th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 274th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 280th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 291st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 304th in the regionBest Weather: 305th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 361st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 369th in the regionMost Inclusive: 424th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 434th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 449th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 454th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 490th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 515th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 520th in the regionMost Devout: 523rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 541st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 549th in the regionMost Developed: 562nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 563rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 608th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 647th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 674th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 675th in the regionLargest Governments: 677th in the regionSafest: 817th in the regionMost Income Equality: 888th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 929th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 938th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,006th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,107th in the region

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