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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,688th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,532nd Most Advanced Public Transport: 6,719th
The Seven's Respite of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Save us, protect us, deliver us.
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Sprat
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
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True Refuge

Population9.239 billion

CapitalThe Shining City
LeaderThe Seven
FaithThe Winged Eye

CurrencySinging Platnium
AnimalEssencebane

The Seven's Respite of True Refuge is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by The Seven with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate population of 9.239 billion Refugeans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shining City. The average income tax rate is 83.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Refugean economy, worth a remarkable 1,007 trillion Singing Platniums a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 109,073 Singing Platniums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for True Refuge, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach, and road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. True Refuge's national animal is the Essencebane, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Winged Eye.

True Refuge is ranked 100,576th in the world and 4,408th in Osiris for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 174.13 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,688thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,532ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,719thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,930thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,036thMost Inclusive: 8,247thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,340thMost Pacifist: 9,529thMost Cultured: 9,555thHealthiest Citizens: 9,640thNicest Citizens: 10,024thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,351stHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,656thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,073rdBest Weather: 11,105thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,304thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,407thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,337thMost Developed: 13,579thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,990thLargest Governments: 14,094thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,311thHighest Economic Output: 14,383rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,821stSmartest Citizens: 15,901stLowest Crime Rates: 16,217th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 315th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 371st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 388th in the regionMost Inclusive: 411th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 446th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 471st in the regionMost Cultured: 513th in the regionNicest Citizens: 517th in the regionMost Pacifist: 521st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 525th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 529th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 539th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 597th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 598th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 599th in the regionBest Weather: 617th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 625th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 625th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 663rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 666th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : True Refuge was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : True Refuge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : True Refuge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : True Refuge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : True Refuge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in True Refuge, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
  • : Following new legislation in True Refuge, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in True Refuge, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for True Refuge.
  • : Following new legislation in True Refuge, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in True Refuge, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.

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