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The Holy Rainbow States of Culturists

“History! Read it and weep!” GSV Ethics Gradient

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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World Benchmark
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Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Leftist Assembly



Population1.239 billion

LeaderGSV Ethics Gradient

CurrencyGolden buttcoin

The Holy Rainbow States of Culturists is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by GSV Ethics Gradient with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.239 billion Culturists hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Masaq'. The average income tax rate is 87.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Culturistian economy, worth 148 trillion Golden buttcoins 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, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 119,504 Golden buttcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

If foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Culturists, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, and the children of Culturists are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence. Crime is totally unknown. Culturists's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Bokononism.

Culturists is ranked 211,629th in the world and 421st in The Leftist Assembly for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -192.41 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,988thTop
Most Influential: 2,291stRudest Citizens: 2,944thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,049thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,549thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,967thMost Pacifist: 4,228thMost Inclusive: 4,251stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,793rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,034thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,590thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,644thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,658thNicest Citizens: 6,894thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,923rdMost Developed: 8,082ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,783rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,977thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,979thBest Weather: 9,087thMost Efficient Economies: 9,551stNudest: 9,772ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,796thSmartest Citizens: 10,258thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,494thSafest: 10,637thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,775thTop
Most Cultured: 11,385thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,718thMost Secular: 11,996thLargest Governments: 12,391stMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,450thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,105thHealthiest Citizens: 14,623rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,342ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,576thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,097th
Rudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 36th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 36th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 51st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Culturists, the children of Culturists are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence.
  • : Following new legislation in Culturists, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Culturists was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Culturists, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint.
  • : Following new legislation in Culturists, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Culturists.
  • : Following new legislation in Culturists, the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue".
  • : Culturists voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Culturists was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Culturists voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Following new legislation in Culturists, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » Thasse, United Zealandic, Kavagrad, Ephros, Llorens, Transcommunist Republics, Rorlenland, Aardvarkanistan, Illyrian States, Caspersland, Greylyn, Socialist Columbia, Commen Union, Riticyney, Revolutionary Chicago, Yilithandra, Korvias, North Amherst, Ghillemear, Earth Socialist Republics, Kongoland, Balt Riveria, Anarchocommunists of the World, Qalla, Jum Vland, Kawany, Northern Versailles, Wakan Tankana, Vilouki, Vlaingo, Kaihogarasu, Digitotuo, Gooseta, Tuka Cinero, Henchikurin, Nangka, Sincadenas, Ixamin, Midterra, Dyl, Picuros, Slackertown, Buttia, Libertasnia, Antinios, Idezvoya, Glayland, KITAY, United Socialist Republics of LAN, The Great Comrades of the Revolution, and 62 others.Chokrobook, Frogville, THE LIFTIST UNION, Vandensia, Socialist Great Picardy, Mexican Communists, Maisera, Caellus, Nepacton Murt, Masseillyia, Martilliopen, New Lonopolian Empire, Feiyan, Ataleshilbonia, The Gaturacia, Elovera, Roulantinia, HardBassSlavia, Depro, Biotopia, Sorwickshire, Sweitzer, The Pirotian Republic, Mavlina, Argentigrad, Ibatria, Carolia Aurea, Sohlio, Erna Vindtopia, Mavri Astro, Grod Island, Newsomland, Moonshadows, Ganjallia, Felix Holt, Ered Bors, Yahelia, Podria, Loudon, Kyrgyz-Kul, Sylvlakia, Kylivenia, Regional Defence Council of Aragon, Drennicka, Evitavia, Fizzopolis, NeoXoleria, Rustbelt Union, Southern Violet Tribe of Port Dust, The Red Manifesto, New Wulban, New Russsia, Ephemeris, Aetsveld-Aalstad, Alans Land, Tervatia, Wodia, Armenasia, Femed Gaiss, Silverfish37, Nysa Hyades, and Philippine Marxist Government.

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