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The Rose Commune of Caelapes

“Ego vero custos mei fratris sum.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: The Internationale



Population19.452 billion

LeaderEster ScŠuola

Animalblue-billed duck

The Rose Commune of Caelapes is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ester ScŠuola with a fair hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.452 billion Caelapenes 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 enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ScŠva. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Caelapitan economy, worth a remarkable 4,718 trillion rosariuses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 242,570 rosariuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Referenda are held for every conceivable government action, the government has declared victoria over the cheese menace, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, and citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Caelapes's national animal is the blue-billed duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Caelapes is ranked 3,497th in the world and 11th in The Internationale for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 44,744.12 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Public Education: 122ndLargest Welfare Programs: 223rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 281stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 283rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 302ndMost Inclusive: 302ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 339thMost Developed: 361stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 367thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 373rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 409thLongest Average Lifespans: 410thNicest Citizens: 418thLargest Governments: 468thHealthiest Citizens: 517thSmartest Citizens: 537thMost Advanced Public Transport: 556thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 597thMost Beautiful Environments: 707thHighest Poor Incomes: 759thMost Pacifist: 788thMost Subsidized Industry: 827thLowest Crime Rates: 843rdMost Cultured: 936thSafest: 991stBest Weather: 1,269thMost Efficient Economies: 1,533rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,741stHighest Economic Output: 1,935thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,130thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,649thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,497thHighest Average Incomes: 3,733rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,048thMost Influential: 5,219thMost Secular: 5,546thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,770thLargest Populations: 6,402ndMost Income Equality: 8,384thMost Armed: 11,105th
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 24th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 55th in the region

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