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Most Stationary: 6,614thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,143rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,318th
The Quixotic Mescal Divination of
Democratic Socialists
In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith.
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Urban Blight Garden

Population13.226 billion

CapitalNew Helike City
LeaderKalena Nima
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyIDEA
AnimalSnowy Owl

The Quixotic Mescal Divination of Urban Blight Garden is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Kalena Nima with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, devout population of 13.226 billion Urban Blight Gardenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Helike City. The average income tax rate is 83.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Urban Blight Gardenian economy, worth 625 trillion IDEAS 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Book Publishing. Average income is 47,269 IDEAS, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking, every workday begins with group therapy, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, and ad-blocking has been nationalised. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Urban Blight Garden's national animal is the Snowy Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddhism.

Urban Blight Garden is ranked 96,222nd in the world and 28th in Philosophy 115 for Most Politically Free, scoring 66.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most Stationary: 6,614thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,143rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,318thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,207thMost Income Equality: 11,944thNicest Citizens: 12,061stTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,702ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,846thMost Influential: 12,955thMost Pacifist: 13,465thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,315thMost Devout: 15,397thMost Inclusive: 18,388thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,883rdLargest Populations: 20,042ndMost Cultured: 20,490thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,008thLargest Governments: 23,410th
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Most Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Urban Blight Garden was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Urban Blight Garden's influence in Philosophy 115 rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Urban Blight Garden was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Urban Blight Garden was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Urban Blight Garden was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Urban Blight Garden was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality and Nicest Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : Urban Blight Garden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Urban Blight Garden, ad-blocking has been nationalised.
  • : Following new legislation in Urban Blight Garden, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Urban Blight Garden, every workday begins with group therapy.

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