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The Communal Confederation of Beatitas

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: The United Federations



Population2.363 billion

CapitalNot Applicable
LeaderNot Applicable

CurrencyNot Applicable

The Communal Confederation of Beatitas is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Not Applicable with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 2.363 billion Beata 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, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Defense and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Not Applicable. The average income tax rate is 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Beata economy, worth 322 trillion Not Applicables 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 136,564 Not Applicables, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Not Applicable to meetings with foreign heads of state, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", and cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates. Crime is totally unknown. Beatitas's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Unisychism.

Beatitas is ranked 172,306th in the world and 153rd in The United Federations for Most Pro-Market, scoring -67.89 on the Rand Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,213thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,346thNicest Citizens: 1,466thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,541stMost Pacifist: 1,579thMost Inclusive: 1,640thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,786thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,718thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,987thBest Weather: 3,773rdSafest: 3,790thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,857thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,894thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,191stMost Devout: 4,410thMost Influential: 4,511thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,517thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,686thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,928thMost Cultured: 5,435thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,417thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,052ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,855thSmartest Citizens: 7,975thMost Developed: 8,614thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,135thTop
Nudest: 10,441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,875thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,708thLargest Governments: 13,775thMost Efficient Economies: 14,948thHighest Average Incomes: 16,809thMost Politically Free: 17,426thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,091st
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the region

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