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The Republic of Edgedgie

“L’homme est gouverné par l’Esprit.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Edgedgie

Population7.96 billion

CapitalÉdgerie

CurrencyDgie
Animalstag

The Republic of Edgedgie is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.96 billion Edgedgieans 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, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Édgerie. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Edgedgiean economy, worth a remarkable 1,528 trillion Dgies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 191,988 Dgies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Posters on 'Edgedgiean Values' advise against being proud of Edgedgie, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references, and 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Edgedgiean Space Agency. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Edgedgie's national animal is the stag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Edgedgie is ranked 183,437th in the world and 6,050th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -3.55 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 454thBest Weather: 458thMost Beautiful Environments: 543rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 662ndMost Pacifist: 699thMost Compassionate Citizens: 769thNicest Citizens: 834thSafest: 857thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 882ndMost Secular: 889thMost Developed: 926thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,028thHealthiest Citizens: 1,052ndMost Inclusive: 1,093rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,099thMost Cultured: 1,152ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,613thSmartest Citizens: 1,801stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,004thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,588thLowest Crime Rates: 2,638thLargest Governments: 2,653rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,747thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,294thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,801stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,829thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,297thMost Influential: 4,730thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,126thMost Efficient Economies: 5,367thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,973rdHighest Average Incomes: 7,585thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,088thHighest Economic Output: 11,623rdTop
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Most Stationary: 17,463rd
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Best Weather: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 29th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 32nd in the regionMost Developed: 32nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionNicest Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionMost Inclusive: 39th in the regionMost Influential: 43rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 57th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 73rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionLargest Governments: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 99th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 126th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 136th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 161st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 192nd in the regionMost Stationary: 202nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 280th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 309th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 370th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 508th in the regionMost Income Equality: 674th in the region

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