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Most Valuable International Artwork: 49thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,549thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,993rd
The Holy Hugging Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
To go forwards, one sometimes has to go sidewards
Sitethief
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Vylixan

Population4.09 billion

CapitalLynxa City
LeaderSitethief
FaithNone

CurrencyXanvyli
AnimalNaxilyv monster

The Holy Hugging Kingdom of Vylixan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sitethief with an iron fist, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.09 billion Vylixanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lynxa City. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vylixanian economy, worth 380 trillion Xanvylis a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 93,032 Xanvylis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges, where there's smoke there's the Vylixanian Forestry Department, and the universal wage level is set by dividing GDP by the number of citizens. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vylixan's national animal is the Naxilyv monster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Vylixan is ranked 1,993rd in the world and 45th in the Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 9,567.23 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 49thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,549thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,993rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,439thNicest Citizens: 5,000thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,036thMost Pacifist: 5,138thBest Weather: 5,684thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,704thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,832ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,139thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,632ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,186thMost Inclusive: 9,942ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,173rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 10,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,319thLargest Governments: 13,748thMost Developed: 13,812thHighest Food Quality: 14,060thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,212thMost Income Equality: 16,633rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,730thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,939thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,060thMost Secular: 17,619thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,757thSmartest Citizens: 19,222ndMost Influential: 21,579th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 45th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 100th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 141st in the regionMost Pacifist: 143rd in the regionBest Weather: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 153rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 165th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 169th in the regionNudest: 220th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 224th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 267th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 283rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 294th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 306th in the regionLargest Governments: 353rd in the regionMost Influential: 379th in the regionMost Developed: 381st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 381st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 415th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 427th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 440th in the regionMost Secular: 451st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 452nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 459th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 469th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 504th in the regionLargest Populations: 543rd in the region

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