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The Social Democracy of Horatius Cocles

“Dignity of life from conception to natural death”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Right to Life


Horatius Cocles

Population18.802 billion

CapitalHoratius Cocles City


The Social Democracy of Horatius Cocles is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, suspicion of poets, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.802 billion Horatius Coclesians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Horatius Cocles City. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Horatius Coclesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,656 trillion Denariis a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 88,094 Denariis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied eagle, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, nobody knows why the caged eagle sings, and pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Horatius Cocles's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Horatius Cocles is ranked 28,987th in the world and 20th in Right to Life for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 192.49 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,166thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,307thNicest Citizens: 3,622ndMost Stationary: 3,696thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,108thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,272ndBest Weather: 4,282ndMost Devout: 4,417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,756thSafest: 5,927thMost Influential: 6,384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,397thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,525thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,636thHealthiest Citizens: 7,961stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,534thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,868thMost Developed: 10,574thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,899thMost Inclusive: 11,005thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,202ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,871stHighest Economic Output: 12,168thLowest Crime Rates: 12,456thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,932ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,193rdTop
Largest Populations: 13,410thHighest Food Quality: 13,777thSmartest Citizens: 15,073rdMost Pacifist: 15,565thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,611thMost Efficient Economies: 18,527thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,667thLargest Governments: 18,717thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,767thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,285th
Most Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » New Kiwis and Campos das Vertentes.