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The New Horizons of Greater New Cassandra

“We’re all just little clumps of stardust.” President Cassandra Celeste

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The East Pacific

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Greater New Cassandra

Population1.823 billion

CapitalBasilreef
LeaderPresident Cassandra Celeste
FaithAgnostic

Currencystar fragment
Animalbarn owl

The New Horizons of Greater New Cassandra is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Cassandra Celeste with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.823 billion Cassandrians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Basilreef. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Cassandrian economy, worth 180 trillion star fragments 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is 98,897 star fragments, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, large-girthed charity workers assign themselves healthy wages for their work with starving children, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, and hackers post hourly updates on international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater New Cassandra's national animal is the barn owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnostic.

Greater New Cassandra is ranked 71,570th in the world and 2,593rd in The East Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 71.43 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 401stMost Influential: 682ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,483rdLargest Welfare Programs: 2,566thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,595thMost Pacifist: 3,776thSafest: 3,790thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,054thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,337thBest Weather: 4,864thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,445thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,707thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,762ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,771stNicest Citizens: 5,803rdMost Inclusive: 6,199thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,372ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,578thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,288thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,450thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,753rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,732ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,268thMost Cultured: 11,225thLargest Governments: 11,646thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,650thMost Income Equality: 14,315thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,760thSmartest Citizens: 16,235thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,200thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,971stMost Secular: 20,213thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,318thMost Developed: 22,901stMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,650th
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Most Influential: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 64th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 114th in the regionSafest: 119th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 123rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 128th in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 173rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 186th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 187th in the regionNicest Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 195th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Inclusive: 201st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 222nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 249th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 285th in the regionMost Cultured: 294th in the regionLargest Governments: 333rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 388th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 444th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 459th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 592nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 655th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 657th in the regionMost Income Equality: 659th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 669th in the regionMost Secular: 685th in the regionMost Developed: 712th in the region

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