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The New Golden Age of Halcyon Nova

“... to dramatically overreact ...”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Realm of the Whispering Winds

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Halcyon Nova

Population5.055 billion

CapitalHalcyon Nova City
LeaderCaptain Jack Tre'
FaithChristianity

CurrencyPlatinum Tikani
AnimalMalamute

The New Golden Age of Halcyon Nova is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Captain Jack Tre' with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 5.055 billion Halcyon Novans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon Nova City. The average income tax rate is 64.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Halcyon Novan economy, worth 739 trillion Platinum Tikanis a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 146,244 Platinum Tikanis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, genetic researchers have been expelled, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Halcyon Nova's national animal is the Malamute, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Halcyon Nova is ranked 187,796th in the world and 109th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.26 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 541stHealthiest Citizens: 1,698thBest Weather: 1,812thTop
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Most Influential: 2,063rdMost Devout: 2,203rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,379thLowest Crime Rates: 2,780thMost Armed: 2,794thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,862ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,864thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,921stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,371stNicest Citizens: 4,576thMost Inclusive: 5,292ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,743rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,576thMost Developed: 7,337thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,062ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,866thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,648thTop
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Most Cultured: 11,283rdSmartest Citizens: 12,253rdMost Corrupt Governments: 12,428thHighest Average Incomes: 14,379thLargest Governments: 15,089thMost Efficient Economies: 16,459thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,722ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,664th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the region

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