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The Serene Dominion of Ancient Slobovia

“Peace through traditional methods”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Location: the South Pacific


Ancient Slobovia

Population25.296 billion

LeaderEmpress Iris IV

Animalsilver bear

The Serene Dominion of Ancient Slobovia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Empress Iris IV with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 25.296 billion Ancient Slobovians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ancient Slobovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,294 trillion guilders a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 51,186 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Large areas of Ancient Slobovia are not accessible by the public, all mothers are allowed six months fully-paid maternity leave, college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, and the government is pursuing a new programme aimed at promoting cultural sophistication. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ancient Slobovia's national animal is the silver bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ancient Slobovia is ranked 129,859th in the world and 5,265th in the South Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -45.77 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 929thMost Stationary: 1,147thMost Influential: 1,367thTop
Largest Populations: 2,973rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,895thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,945thBest Weather: 4,381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,714thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,519thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,769thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,235thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,136thHighest Economic Output: 10,498thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,282ndSmartest Citizens: 12,484thMost Cultured: 13,553rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,523rd
Largest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 121st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 122nd in the regionBest Weather: 142nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 151st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 188th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 206th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 215th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 221st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 291st in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 371st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 386th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 393rd in the regionMost Cultured: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 401st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 570th in the region

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