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The Fabled Archer of Chimes

“Singing in the Wind” Queen Ellorea

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Chimes

Population11.398 billion

CapitalChimes Province
LeaderQueen Ellorea
FaithWicca

Currencygold wind
AnimalChimesian Wolf

The Fabled Archer of Chimes is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Ellorea with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory vegetarianism. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.398 billion Chimesians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chimes Province. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Chimesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,334 trillion gold winds 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 Basket Weaving, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 117,045 gold winds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, and the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chimes's national animal is the Chimesian Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Wicca.

Chimes is ranked 233,993rd in the world and 6,878th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 3,745.46 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 82ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 540thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,033rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,372ndMost Pacifist: 2,314thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,515thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,595thSafest: 2,832ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,216thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,265thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,081stMost Inclusive: 4,791stMost Influential: 4,984thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,148thNicest Citizens: 5,166thBest Weather: 5,178thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,377thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,806thLargest Governments: 5,967thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,796thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,137thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,451stHealthiest Citizens: 7,487thLowest Crime Rates: 8,408thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,614thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,546thMost Cultured: 11,028thTop
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Most Developed: 12,062ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,615thHighest Economic Output: 13,237thMost Income Equality: 16,156thMost Efficient Economies: 16,993rdSmartest Citizens: 22,216th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 63rd in the regionSafest: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 69th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 83rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 92nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 118th in the regionNicest Citizens: 120th in the regionBest Weather: 130th in the regionLargest Governments: 143rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 145th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 173rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 195th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 228th in the regionMost Cultured: 241st in the regionMost Developed: 248th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 295th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 301st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 311th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 339th in the regionMost Income Equality: 344th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 444th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 486th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 496th in the regionLargest Populations: 522nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 544th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 608th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 188 » Anarchisticstan, Allwarts, Berlitria, Zavea, Rushkaland, United Latin American States, Federal States of Libertania, Perfect Sublime Masters, FiTzGEraLdLAnD, Cyrtenes, Rubian Empire, Cecilly, Emeseses, Kwailia, Masters86, Maazalik, Visionary Union, Luxize, Raj7765, The 3rd Reich Remnants, Zerentopia, ShyVini, Farrakhan, Rublex, Ghojingles, VTML, Panormia, Parx, Edgedgie, Thus Sprach Zarathustra, Aqueira, Fragmented Spero, CLovidia, Centurionis, Florin, The Horror Channel, Tom97land, Ataleshilbonia, Demetrian, Jinjonation, Islamic Republic e Jariri, Lederland, Republic of edward, Dolphin Republic, Silap Inua, Andeara, Northcanadia, OspasiA, APKland, Collosuss, and 138 others.Hoffania, Makdon, Hauchtistania, Charlie-Simba, Clton, Capitalist Paradise, Of Altonianic Islands, Aandruzognivia, Manlinesslavia, Alcrestia Liakar, Cleo and Topaz, Hyponichtmallieturam, Bauntu, Crazy Firemen, Crabaiaia, Croatian empaths, Chonk, Arkhane, Golexald, Nihara, Minskiev, Beezertopia, Aviace, Kaiserreich Subreddit, Unibot III, Refrigerator Resurrection, Coluperinkera, Dyllypoly, Guy, Casanas, Fa lin, The Fire Ants, NewColo, Razorback, Southwest Michigan, New Tallinn, The Tyrannical state of Wine, ROC Union, 21 AnCap States of The Former New Jersey, Nation of Urie, Philjia, Endem, Lolcatistan, East Gia Newskers, Zlootas, Chaperon Conclave, ThePlace, Chennifer Jen, Nalcalma, Ulslur, Greater Pan-Hellenic, Crud Grium, Glacikaldr, Gredax Altis, Funny country, Super Mega Awesome, Goobergunchia, Venerable Mother, Vas Normandy, Elmwood City, Sarotte, TorNaGul, Aggro, Toerana, Zonduria, Euroanatolian Greece, Rumetlzstan, Brianthas, Kraljevstvo IV, Vlengia, Greater-Syria, East Pearkryx Figa, United union of freedom, Furret Cult, The Imperium Rhegiae, Andromeda Islands, XW5RULEZ, Subpatagonia, BludHaven, Kings i, Arinteriswith, Hallmaak, Hunternia, Kholodnya, New Greatlandia, 27 and 45 is 72, New-Vectoria, The Traditional States, Sinoco, Aianistan, Teal Nation, Galfridine, Rax-Japeng, Aeritania, Illu-chi, Khamunga, Pandorivia, The Pacific Caliphate, Bradenopalis, Polskand, United Kraven, Rhyveth, Zazumo, Delight, Lagua, Lansaka, The Almighty Jesus Whale, Longitualbu, Eritasia, Greater Atlantica and Pacifica, SuperSlav, Gorgondria, Kahootology, Cras Nova, Nightscence, DisregardWork, Durbur, Zashistan, Tuulna, The Winter Islands, United Prussian Reich, Shuddera, Hassrian, The Yawning Asshole, Elliot Alderson, Antermarium, Iiindia, Cormactopia Prime, Tigamore, Tannhauser Gate, Deltarios, Imperial Chola Dynasty, RustyNails, Xeole, Gelben, RetroAmerica, Crowheim, and Belleny Ven.
WA update pending: Nation has 187 verified endorsements.

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