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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,951st Most Politically Free: 6,779th Most Income Equality: 14,949th
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United Sunrise Communes

Population175 million


The Commonwealth of United Sunrise Communes is a very large, safe nation, renowned for its vat-grown people, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 175 million Sunriseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 61.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Sunrisean economy, worth 6.98 trillion communards 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 Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is 39,860 communards, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Board shorts have replaced board rooms, moonshine has made a resurgence, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, and citizens are grown in vats. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Sunrise Communes's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

United Sunrise Communes is ranked 133,071st in the world and 5,175th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -3.2 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,951stMost Politically Free: 6,779thTop
Most Income Equality: 14,949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,171st
Most Politically Free: 71st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 311th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 542nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 586th in the regionMost Pacifist: 613th in the region

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