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Least Corrupt Governments: 207thLargest Publishing Industry: 523rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 652nd
The Universal Union of
Left-wing Utopia
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.
the Blue Duke
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Urimel

Population14.827 billion

CapitalUr
Leaderthe Blue Duke

CurrencyTalent
AnimalUrimelian Lion

The Universal Union of Urimel is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Blue Duke with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.827 billion Urim 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 relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ur. The average income tax rate is 22.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urimelian economy, worth a remarkable 2,912 trillion Talents a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,464 Talents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Urimel's radio stations, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and students abandon classrooms for online education. Crime is totally unknown. Urimel's national animal is the Urimelian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Urimel is ranked 207,928th in the world and 8,902nd in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -35.24 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 207thLargest Publishing Industry: 523rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 652ndNicest Citizens: 731stMost Compassionate Citizens: 894thBest Weather: 979thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,176thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,460thMost Pacifist: 1,487thMost Cultured: 1,522ndSafest: 1,684thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,931stSmartest Citizens: 1,971stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,988thTop
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Most Influential: 2,155thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,329thMost Developed: 2,334thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,386thHealthiest Citizens: 2,732ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,017thMost Inclusive: 3,312thMost Stationary: 3,664thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,834thHighest Economic Output: 4,326thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,188thHighest Average Incomes: 6,647thMost Efficient Economies: 8,495thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,883rdNudest: 9,856thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,499thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,922ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,652ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,155thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,396thLargest Populations: 13,635thLowest Crime Rates: 13,890thMost Politically Free: 15,549thMost Devout: 16,640thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,691stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,817th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 25th in the regionBest Weather: 31st in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 44th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 45th in the regionMost Pacifist: 48th in the regionSafest: 50th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 53rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 66th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 66th in the regionMost Developed: 71st in the regionMost Stationary: 72nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 77th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 114th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 117th in the regionLargest Populations: 121st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 140th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 141st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 234th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 238th in the regionNudest: 273rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 273rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 280th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 389th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 413th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 450th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 510th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 529th in the regionMost Devout: 561st in the regionLargest Governments: 581st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 674th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 733rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 749th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 872nd in the region

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