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The Most Serene Republic of Gabeopolis

“Vivamus patiens, quotiens morietur”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The Free Nations Region

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Gabeopolis

Population507 million

CapitalSloth City

CurrencySilver Sloth
AnimalSloth

The Most Serene Republic of Gabeopolis is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its daily referendums, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 507 million Gabeopolisians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sloth City. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gabeopolisian economy, worth 34.9 trillion Silver Sloths 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 Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. Average income is 68,814 Silver Sloths, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, the government tries to improve relations with hostile countries by sending gift baskets, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, and the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gabeopolis's national animal is the Sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gabeopolis is ranked 165,084th in the world and 350th in The Free Nations Region for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 740.74 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,022ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,537thMost Pacifist: 4,903rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,133rdSafest: 5,822ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,175thNicest Citizens: 7,642ndMost Influential: 7,727thHealthiest Citizens: 9,151stBest Weather: 9,351stMost Inclusive: 9,629thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,976thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,228thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,453rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,735thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,004thMost Cultured: 13,535thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,793rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,935thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,474thMost Income Equality: 15,003rdLargest Welfare Programs: 15,067thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,085thSmartest Citizens: 16,462ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,033rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionSafest: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Income Equality: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the region

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