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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,337th Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,667th Best Weather: 2,776th
The Community of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Veritatem inquirendam et ipsis hominibus
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Tylershire

Population1.398 billion

CapitalTylertown
Leaderthe Shire-reeve

Currencycoin
AnimalDuck

The Community of Tylershire is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by the Shire-reeve with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory vegetarianism, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.398 billion Tylershireans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tylertown. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Tylershirean economy, worth 116 trillion coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is 83,243 coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", the new coalition government is so large nobody knows where it begins, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", and police officers find government bureaucracy more terrifying than most serial killers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tylershire's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Tylershire is ranked 79,325th in the world and 162nd in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 69.85 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,337thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,667thBest Weather: 2,776thMost Pacifist: 2,985thNicest Citizens: 3,067thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,936thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,983rdMost Inclusive: 4,365thSafest: 4,967thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,049thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,073rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,524thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,529thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,595thMost Influential: 6,011thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,020thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,091stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,178thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,101stHealthiest Citizens: 7,278thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,359thTop
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Largest Governments: 10,390thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,465thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,990thLowest Crime Rates: 15,034thMost Cultured: 15,879thSmartest Citizens: 16,079th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the region

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