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The Federation of Aguatania

“Sidera lapsae”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Aguatania

Population1.768 billion

CurrencyLilitas
AnimalEagle

The Federation of Aguatania is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.768 billion Aguatanians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aguatanian economy, worth 224 trillion Lilitas 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 126,941 Lilitas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, therapists dispense hugs for heroin dealers and cuddles for crackheads, and anti-government web sites are springing up. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aguatania's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Aguatania is ranked 974th in the world and 67th in the South Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 73,657 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 680thMost Influential: 974thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,343rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,836thSafest: 3,323rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,485thNudest: 3,584thMost Pacifist: 4,283rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,580thMost Inclusive: 4,616thNicest Citizens: 5,161stMost Developed: 5,534thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,783rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,986thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,204thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,284thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,361stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,695thMost Secular: 7,169thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,707thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,816thSmartest Citizens: 7,940thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,376thMost Cultured: 8,424thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,958thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,975thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,176thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,292ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,966thHealthiest Citizens: 10,673rdBest Weather: 10,684thLargest Governments: 11,275thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,426thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,487thMost Efficient Economies: 14,034th
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Most Influential: 67th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 75th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 97th in the regionSafest: 103rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 109th in the regionNudest: 121st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 148th in the regionMost Pacifist: 157th in the regionMost Inclusive: 158th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 166th in the regionMost Developed: 175th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 178th in the regionNicest Citizens: 182nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 185th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 189th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 221st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 223rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 228th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 244th in the regionMost Cultured: 250th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 253rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 254th in the regionMost Secular: 258th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 258th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 287th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 293rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 297th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 304th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 318th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 339th in the regionBest Weather: 350th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 368th in the regionRudest Citizens: 427th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 442nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 481st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 185 » Quiescent, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Aidenfieeld, Volaworand, Hanguk-Nippon, Jaxon, Luddinlande, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Sandaoguo, Farengeto, Aurcania, Kiasu-ism, Paranoia, The Solar System Scope, Aywhyou, Kringalia, Concrete Slab, Lambdaland, Lightmare, Uncastania, Lotadia, Sedunn, Erinor, Bod Wareenaland, Tsunamy, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Jehenna, UnShleepd, Elveka, Si-topia, Nova Montron, Japanese Federal Republic, Holy Chimerland, Dylar, Tsvetania, The United Expanse, The Two Jerseys, Darakin, Dankstergrad, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Iristead, Janapuri, Khazadine, Silberne Wache, Mantas Meow, Avalonica, Asdfghuiop, Lorora3, NeoConcordia, and 135 others.East Sakhlin, Terranous, Utondara, Catalunya Unida, Oxsania, Spearos, Seliyan progressive Islands, Rebel-topia, Nothanksbutseriously, Walloonia, The National Corporation, Brendleton, GI-Land, Mirutania, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Theorin, Cypheri, Shengtie, Ufask, Pamela And Hepatitis, USNE2018, Isokenzar, Anachronolandia, Staubsaugen, Towi Lamia, Trelatche, Atomic Garden, Runsiya, Yeldarbsland, Aneas, Soem, Great Andora, Barabarom, RestartAll, Techganet, Moreana, Republic Archi, Kholdan, The ColdWyvernian Undead, The naked people, Poopisiya, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, KIROVET, PASTIR, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Escevola, FreeFishers, Nankyoku Tairiku, Centristvill, Madhonia, Crabius, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Vincent Field, Cuuldere, Antarctic Empires, Curlyhoward, Awjan, Yellunstryer, Vos Dothrak, Wyatonians, Democratic Parndia, Calistan, Saciu, St Oaks, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, WTP All the good names are taken, New Briantown, Phanama, Sthalrim, Republitank, Nowa Europa, Agalaesia, Abarri, Sanden, Sonnydesh, Whimichy, Pax Dracon, Direwolf1, Kandorith, Eastern Nyan, Xandev, United Qwebland, Darbor, Kerlodia, Floofoland, Auphelia, Drystar, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Transtemporal Shifts, Stoniamera, Uncomfortable nooks and crannies, Birdkeeper, Choodox, Lincoln Village, Ariankido, Land Without Shrimp, Jahass, The Filippinas, Wehraboos, Academy of Umbrellas, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, North Catimestistrianes, Ostanasia, Akindom, Dasko, Center Lisle, Drugged Monkeys, German Hapsburg, The Brand New Salvatagard Republic, Churumduul, Novagentum, Mew Nation, Prefesia, Beegees, Uunited Islands, Amerion, Wild Space, Great Africans, Negoshi, Rabbitz, Lakalvesoman, Oceanfront, State of Iowa, United Federated States of Omega, Higash, BootJack, Srevana, Jennaterra, The Sk8ing Unicorn, Pays de Loire, Kuddles, Ketathinamiri Islands, Imperial Duck, and Solega.

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