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The Isle of Avalon

“In serving each other we become free”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Osiris

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Avalon

Population14.518 billion

CapitalLogres
LeaderLennart
FaithDruidry

Currencysilver coin
Animalred dragon

The Isle of Avalon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lennart with a fair hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, vat-grown people, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.518 billion Avalonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Logres. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Avalonic economy, worth a remarkable 4,524 trillion silver coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 311,616 silver coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, and a third of Avalonians are e-certified CEOs. Crime is totally unknown. Avalon's national animal is the red dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Druidry.

Avalon is ranked 2,352nd in the world and 96th in Osiris for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 8,897.1 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 215thLargest Publishing Industry: 414thMost Valuable International Artwork: 416thMost Cultured: 561stMost Subsidized Industry: 602ndMost Developed: 606thSmartest Citizens: 632ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 666thLongest Average Lifespans: 698thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 742ndHighest Poor Incomes: 811thHealthiest Citizens: 836thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,074thMost Influential: 1,087thMost Secular: 1,109thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,296thMost Inclusive: 1,518thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,611thMost Pacifist: 1,721stHighest Average Incomes: 1,739thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,032ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,110thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,134thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,352ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,968thNicest Citizens: 3,075thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,082ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,120thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,891stLargest Governments: 3,930thBest Weather: 4,550thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,345thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,781stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,781stSafest: 7,786thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,865thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,384thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,589thLargest Populations: 14,311thLargest Retail Industry: 14,314thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,788thRudest Citizens: 20,527th
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Most Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 58th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 96th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 110th in the regionNicest Citizens: 113th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 124th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 159th in the regionLargest Governments: 166th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 184th in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 284th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 340th in the regionLargest Populations: 355th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 378th in the regionSafest: 385th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 392nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 414th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 544th in the regionRudest Citizens: 604th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 679th in the region

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