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Most Inclusive: 797th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 875th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 896th
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United Nations Space Defense Ring

Population9.93 billion

CapitalNew Moscow
LeaderShōkaku and Valeriy
FaithLeader Worship


The United States of United Nations Space Defense Ring is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Shōkaku and Valeriy with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, rampant corporate plagiarism, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.93 billion Shock Troopers 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Moscow. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The frighteningly efficient United Nations Space Defense Ringian economy, worth a remarkable 2,256 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 227,271 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation, the Intelligence services are renowned for their godless ways, and the national security service are a bunch of crooks. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Nations Space Defense Ring's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Leader Worship.

United Nations Space Defense Ring is ranked 1,572nd in the world and 1st in Independent Order for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 28,126.97 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Inclusive: 797thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 875thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 896thMost Advanced Public Transport: 917thMost Developed: 974thHealthiest Citizens: 1,010thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,048thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,052ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,095thLargest Governments: 1,195thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,215thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,242ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,306thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,308thMost Cultured: 1,433rdNicest Citizens: 1,530thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,539thSmartest Citizens: 1,543rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,572ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,625thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,635thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 1,862ndSafest: 1,899thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,938thBest Weather: 2,049thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,244thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,283rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,689thHighest Average Incomes: 3,916thMost Efficient Economies: 4,302ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,411thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,152ndHighest Economic Output: 5,260thMost Pacifist: 5,991stTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,393rdMost Secular: 9,957thMost Income Equality: 10,538thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,722ndNudest: 12,698th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the region

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