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The Battlestar Galactica of Captain Apollo

“So say we all.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Lazarus

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Captain Apollo

Population18.651 billion

CapitalThe BattleStar Galactica

CurrencyCubit
AnimalCylon

The Battlestar Galactica of Captain Apollo is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 18.651 billion Colonists 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 — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The BattleStar Galactica. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Colonial economy, worth a remarkable 1,485 trillion Cubits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Gambling. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 79,626 Cubits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, visitors to Violet Rock City are stunned to learn that they must memorize the "99 Principles" before entering, the diplomatic corps stinks, and edutainment video games are taking Captain Apollo's students to the next level. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Captain Apollo's national animal is the Cylon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Captain Apollo is ranked 56,724th in the world and 1,808th in Lazarus for Most Extreme, scoring 25.28 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,389thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,472ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,779thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,618thMost Influential: 6,829thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,916thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,150thLargest Populations: 7,414thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,986thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,078thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,745thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,692ndMost Pacifist: 11,518thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,734thMost Politically Free: 12,137thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,756thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,304thSafest: 13,433rdBest Weather: 15,008thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,275thSmartest Citizens: 15,790thLargest Governments: 15,985thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,731stMost Cultured: 18,884th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 142nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 151st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 171st in the regionMost Influential: 212th in the regionLargest Populations: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 320th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 375th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 436th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 485th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 547th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 547th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 556th in the regionMost Pacifist: 588th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 647th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 699th in the regionSafest: 745th in the regionNudest: 754th in the region

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