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The Holy Empire of Darayava

“God's in his heaven, all's right with the world.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Glorious Nations of Iwaku



Population8.076 billion



The Holy Empire of Darayava is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Himedara with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.076 billion Darayavans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darapolis. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Darayavan economy, worth 866 trillion Vas 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 led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 107,255 Vas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians accost strangers in the street to ask their problems, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Darayava, and children's bedrooms are often decorated with posters of successful accountants. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Darayava's national animal is the Kodkod, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Darayava is ranked 12,880th in the world and 26th in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Most Influential, scoring 3,700 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,359thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,107thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,173rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,541stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,810thNicest Citizens: 4,944thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,597thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,599thBest Weather: 5,644thMost Pacifist: 6,775thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,815thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,868thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,020thMost Inclusive: 7,439thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,623rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,802ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,808thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,241stMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,891stHealthiest Citizens: 9,582ndMost Developed: 10,854thTop
Largest Governments: 12,177thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,469thSmartest Citizens: 12,474thMost Cultured: 12,711thMost Influential: 12,880thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,549thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,756thLowest Crime Rates: 15,233rdMost Secular: 15,594thSafest: 15,598thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,920thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,381stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,530thHighest Drug Use: 18,301stHighest Economic Output: 19,776th
Largest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 26th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionMost Politically Free: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionMost Inclusive: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 45th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 49th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Chinohana, BlackLight Covenant, and Thaw.

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