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The Republic of Edgedgie

“L’homme est gouverné par l’Esprit.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population6.278 billion



The Republic of Edgedgie is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its national health service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.278 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Édgerie. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Edgedgiean economy, worth a remarkable 1,174 trillion Dgies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,098 Dgies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation, all recreational drugs are legal, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, and excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions. 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 203,585th in the world and 5,734th in the Rejected Realms for Most Primitive, scoring -566.87 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Secular: 433rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 515thBest Weather: 554thMost Pacifist: 677thMost Beautiful Environments: 677thMost Compassionate Citizens: 732ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 759thNicest Citizens: 806thSafest: 910thMost Developed: 1,030thMost Inclusive: 1,102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,166thHealthiest Citizens: 1,174thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,244thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,265thMost Cultured: 1,285thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,593rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,026thSmartest Citizens: 2,074thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,733rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,951stLargest Governments: 2,987thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,000thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,284thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,056thMost Influential: 4,131stLargest Welfare Programs: 4,164thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,281stMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,460thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,006thMost Efficient Economies: 5,768thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,448thHighest Average Incomes: 7,498thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,572ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,225thHighest Drug Use: 14,534thMost Income Equality: 18,044thMost Stationary: 20,164th
Least Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionSafest: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 37th in the regionMost Inclusive: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 47th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 54th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 76th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 78th in the regionLargest Governments: 80th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 95th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 100th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 138th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 160th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 202nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 212th in the regionMost Stationary: 224th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 332nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 360th in the regionMost Income Equality: 384th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edgedgie was endorsed by The Disputed Territories of Agua de Pelar Porco II.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Edgedgie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Edgedgie was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Edgedgie as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Following new legislation in Edgedgie, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.


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