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The Kingdom of
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
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Winter Aura

Population9.867 billion

CapitalGlacier Cavern
FaithWhatever

CurrencyAurum
AnimalPolar Bear

The Kingdom of Winter Aura is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its parental licensing program, otherworldly petting zoo, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 9.867 billion Winter Aurans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, 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 67.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Winter Auran economy, worth a remarkable 1,149 trillion Aurums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,460 Aurums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, and Leader's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 198,676th in the world and 4,628th in the West Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.21 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,695thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,526thHighest Economic Output: 15,923rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,939thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,494thMost Secular: 20,595thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,654thLargest Governments: 22,211thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,971stMost Corrupt Governments: 24,097th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 65th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 72nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionBest Weather: 109th in the regionMost Stationary: 142nd in the regionMost Cultured: 142nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 182nd in the regionMost Developed: 188th in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 201st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 202nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 215th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 220th in the regionMost Inclusive: 232nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 236th in the regionLargest Populations: 237th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 254th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 296th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 300th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 356th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 421st in the regionLargest Governments: 431st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 476th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 480th in the regionMost Secular: 481st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 495th in the region

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