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The People's Empire of Clinton States

“Equality, Economy and Socialism.” Emperor Yael

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Novus Lucidum

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Clinton States

Population6.395 billion

CapitalVargas
LeaderEmperor Yael

CurrencyMuskut
AnimalClint Golem

The People's Empire of Clinton States is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Yael with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 6.395 billion Clints have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vargas. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Clinton Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,725 trillion Muskuts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 269,772 Muskuts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society, vacationing Clints expect to be treated as royalty, dissident voters are sent on a 'relaxing break' at the Ministry of Love, and foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Clinton States's national animal is the Clint Golem, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Clinton States is ranked 43,296th in the world and 14th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,051.12 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,012thMost Secular: 1,162ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,743rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,507thLargest Black Market: 2,580thHighest Average Incomes: 2,710thMost Armed: 2,799thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,817thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,965thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,993rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,039thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,243rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,371stLargest Governments: 3,534thMost Developed: 4,279thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,419thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,807thLowest Crime Rates: 4,869thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,872ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,952ndSmartest Citizens: 5,150thLargest Mining Sector: 5,473rdMost Cultured: 5,762ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,127thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,495thMost Inclusive: 6,830thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,319thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,640thHighest Economic Output: 8,996thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,552ndTop
10%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14,302ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,755thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,514thHighest Drug Use: 19,267thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,370thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,494th
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Clinton States, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election".
  • : Following new legislation in Clinton States, dissident voters are sent on a 'relaxing break' at the Ministry of Love.
  • : Following new legislation in Clinton States, vacationing Clints expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Clinton States, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society.
  • : Following new legislation in Clinton States, politicians are forced to vote with their party leaders.
  • : Clinton States was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Clinton States was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Clinton States's influence in Novus Lucidum rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Clinton States, workers have seized control of the economy.
  • : Clinton States was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Democratic Socialists".

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