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The Free Land of Egalico

“In nonsense is strength”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: Balder



Population3.87 billion

CapitalNew Gallifrey
LeaderKilgore Trout


The Free Land of Egalico is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kilgore Trout with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.87 billion Egalicoans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Gallifrey. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Egalicoan economy, worth 464 trillion groats 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 119,981 groats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Late night talk show hosts are having a field day over Kilgore Trout's questionably sane new coalition partners, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens, and political scientists despair as the national mascot election eclipses all others in voter enthusiasm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Egalico's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Egalico is ranked 2,062nd in the world and 73rd in Balder for Most Secular, with 99.08 Atheism Rate.

Most Influential: 570thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,889thMost Secular: 2,062ndMost Pacifist: 2,109thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,166thTop
Nicest Citizens: 2,552ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,668thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,781stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,162ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,486thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,517thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,544thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,572ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,635thMost Inclusive: 5,110thBest Weather: 5,189thSafest: 5,499thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,859thMost Developed: 5,959thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,257thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,303rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,646thMost Cultured: 7,277thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,664thLowest Crime Rates: 7,898thSmartest Citizens: 8,314thLargest Governments: 9,630thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,280thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,937thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,519thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,664thMost Efficient Economies: 19,012th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 73rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 77th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Pacifist: 87th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 127th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 178th in the regionMost Inclusive: 194th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 201st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 207th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 221st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 234th in the regionBest Weather: 247th in the regionMost Developed: 267th in the regionSafest: 285th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 292nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 331st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 345th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 353rd in the regionMost Cultured: 359th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 363rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 391st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 426th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 487th in the regionLargest Governments: 514th in the regionMost Income Equality: 741st in the region

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