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The Serene Dominion of Ancient Slobovia

“Peace through traditional methods”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Ancient Slobovia

Population27.708 billion

CapitalConstantinople
LeaderEmpress Iris IV

Currencyguilder
Animalsilver bear

The Serene Dominion of Ancient Slobovia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Empress Iris IV with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 27.708 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 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ancient Slobovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,509 trillion guilders a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 54,481 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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 198,557th in the world and 7,394th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -7.07 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 985thMost Stationary: 1,059thMost Influential: 1,332ndTop
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Largest Populations: 2,798thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,974thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,595thBest Weather: 3,888thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,975thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,974thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,990thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,990thHighest Economic Output: 10,803rdTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,269thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,376thMost Cultured: 13,025thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,374thSafest: 16,066thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,392ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,956thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,276th
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Largest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 115th in the regionMost Influential: 128th in the regionBest Weather: 134th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 198th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 202nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 247th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 254th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Cultured: 374th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 392nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 399th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 534th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 558th in the regionSafest: 611th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 654th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 680th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 780th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 805th in the region

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