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The World Confederation of Guaylandia

“Do You Hear the People Sing?”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: The DankLeft Commune

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Guaylandia

Population5.741 billion

CapitalGeneva
LeaderFederal Council
FaithNeo-Humanism

CurrencyInternational Standard Credit
AnimalDove

The World Confederation of Guaylandia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Federal Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.741 billion Guaylandians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Geneva. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Guaylandian economy, worth 638 trillion International Standard Credits 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 Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 111,222 International Standard Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million International Standard Credits of property damage, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, autarky's deemed malarkey as foreign bric-a-brac's brought back, and space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Guaylandia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Guaylandia's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Neo-Humanism.

Guaylandia is ranked 9,794th in the world and 8th in The DankLeft Commune for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 402.39 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,362ndTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,831stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,722ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,180thMost Pacifist: 4,758thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,761stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,930thMost Inclusive: 5,250thNicest Citizens: 5,368thMost Influential: 5,517thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,922ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,159thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,203rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,269thHighest Food Quality: 7,374thSafest: 7,905thBest Weather: 8,218thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,427thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,156thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,203rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,794thHealthiest Citizens: 10,940thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,037thSmartest Citizens: 11,157thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,479thMost Secular: 12,027thLargest Governments: 12,126thMost Cultured: 12,397thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,088thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 14,787thMost Developed: 16,450thLowest Crime Rates: 16,633rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,157th
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Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Alcala-Cordel, Mouken Kronsstan, Greater Toronto, Niveusium, and Technosocialist Quebec.

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