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The Democratic Republic of Clumm

“Do what you will.....but we'll be watching”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific

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Clumm

Population761 million

CapitalClummingrad

CurrencyClam
AnimalClam

The Democratic Republic of Clumm is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its vat-grown people, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 761 million Clummians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Clummingrad. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Clummian economy, worth 56.4 trillion Clams 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 Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 74,091 Clams, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Billions of Clams are being poured into a space program, Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies, the nation's air force consists of strongly-worded letters folded into paper airplanes, and government employees from Clumm dominate international lumberjack competitions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Clumm's national animal is the Clam, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Clumm is ranked 7,174th in the world and 199th in The East Pacific for Most Pacifist, with 147.93 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,809thMost Secular: 4,340thMost Influential: 7,051stMost Pacifist: 7,174thTop
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Safest: 10,249thMost Inclusive: 10,631stLargest Welfare Programs: 10,901stMost Income Equality: 12,045thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,254thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,745thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,953rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,951stNicest Citizens: 14,031stMost Rebellious Youth: 15,434th
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Most Secular: 144th in the regionMost Pacifist: 199th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 261st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 272nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 304th in the regionMost Inclusive: 304th in the regionTop
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Safest: 312th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 360th in the regionNicest Citizens: 396th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 420th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 424th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 427th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 443rd in the regionLargest Governments: 448th in the regionMost Influential: 462nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 479th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 482nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 500th in the regionMost Cultured: 511th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 512th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 526th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 529th in the regionMost Income Equality: 552nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 587th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 592nd in the region

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