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The Commonweal of Lex Caledonia

“No one provokes us with impunity.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: The Confederacy of Free Nations

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Lex Caledonia

Population10.698 billion

CapitalFalkirk
LeaderHead Minister Sulla

CurrencySmaka
AnimalBear

The Commonweal of Lex Caledonia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Head Minister Sulla with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.698 billion Lex Caledonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Falkirk. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lex Caledonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,009 trillion Smakas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,817 Smakas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Frat-house partying has become the national pastime, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, and children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer. Crime is totally unknown. Lex Caledonia's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lex Caledonia is ranked 163,247th in the world and 47th in The Confederacy of Free Nations for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -3.35 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Nicest Citizens: 1,366thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,434thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,449thMost Secular: 1,576thMost Inclusive: 1,707thTop
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Most Influential: 2,572ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,609thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,708thHealthiest Citizens: 2,798thMost Developed: 2,959thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,117thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,352ndMost Pacifist: 3,476thBest Weather: 3,618thSmartest Citizens: 3,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,693rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,863rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,694thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,164thMost Cultured: 5,551stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,626thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,718thSafest: 6,157thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,229thLargest Governments: 6,431stLowest Crime Rates: 6,890thHighest Economic Output: 7,296thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,460thHighest Average Incomes: 7,489thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,724thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,985thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,424thMost Stationary: 12,504thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,758thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,279thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,400thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,406thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,598thMost Politically Free: 20,370th
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the region

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