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Most Beautiful Environments: 3,657thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,850thMost Influential: 4,487th
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Winter Aura

Population12.788 billion

CapitalGlacier Cavern
FaithWhatever

CurrencyAurum
AnimalPolar Bear

The Kingdom of Winter Aura is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 12.788 billion Winter Aurans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Glacier Cavern. The average income tax rate is 36.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Winter Auran economy, worth a remarkable 1,386 trillion Aurums a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 108,420 Aurums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Winter Aura's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whatever.

Winter Aura is ranked 16,245th in the world and 312th in the West Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 88,162.58 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 3,657thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,850thMost Influential: 4,487thBest Weather: 4,513thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,144thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,603rdMost Cultured: 7,693rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,853rdHighest Food Quality: 7,998thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,435thMost Stationary: 8,498thMost Inclusive: 9,006thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,329thSmartest Citizens: 11,168thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14,965thLargest Black Market: 15,117thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,008thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,245thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,305thMost Secular: 18,887thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 21,758thMost Developed: 24,535thLongest Average Lifespans: 25,420thLargest Populations: 25,504thLargest Publishing Industry: 25,982nd
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Most Beautiful Environments: 55th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 84th in the regionMost Stationary: 103rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 106th in the regionMost Influential: 120th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 135th in the regionMost Cultured: 136th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 141st in the regionLargest Black Market: 148th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 152nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 156th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 174th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 181st in the regionLargest Populations: 186th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 198th in the regionMost Inclusive: 211th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 214th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 216th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 312th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 327th in the regionMost Secular: 356th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 398th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 409th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 414th in the regionMost Developed: 438th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 481st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 500th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 506th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 526th in the regionMost Patriotic: 547th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 624th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 642nd in the region

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