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The Spacefaring Society of Dhaeland

“In union and liberty”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Osiris



Population5.789 billion

CapitalVarisian City


The Spacefaring Society of Dhaeland is a colossal, genial nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.789 billion Dhaelanders 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varisian City. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Dhaelandian economy, worth 896 trillion Credits 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 and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 154,903 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, there is a dearth of space for new houses, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, and third world countries are rich in "I Love Varisian City" t-shirts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dhaeland's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Transhumanism.

Dhaeland is ranked 190,212th in the world and 7,098th in Osiris for Most Pro-Market, scoring -84.22 on the Rand Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 905thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,305thSafest: 1,834thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,841stMost Pacifist: 1,862ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,963rdTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,325thMost Secular: 2,401stNicest Citizens: 2,441stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,545thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,728thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,856thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,054thHealthiest Citizens: 3,124thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,139thMost Influential: 3,294thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,349thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,411thMost Developed: 3,672ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,779thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,837thLowest Crime Rates: 3,848thBest Weather: 4,021stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,031stLargest Governments: 4,244thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,282ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,637thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,872ndSmartest Citizens: 4,949thMost Inclusive: 5,771stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,022ndMost Cultured: 6,741stMost Efficient Economies: 7,757thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,864thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,161stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,137thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,410thMost Politically Free: 14,865thHighest Economic Output: 18,808thMost Income Equality: 20,399th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 53rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 64th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionTop
Safest: 77th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Secular: 83rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 85th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 108th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 110th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 114th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 117th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 131st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Developed: 147th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 156th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 166th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 174th in the regionBest Weather: 181st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 182nd in the regionLargest Governments: 183rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 187th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 197th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 207th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 215th in the regionMost Inclusive: 244th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 266th in the regionMost Politically Free: 278th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 326th in the regionMost Cultured: 331st in the regionMost Stationary: 339th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 360th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 454th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 487th in the regionMost Income Equality: 560th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 625th in the regionMost Extreme: 704th in the region

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