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The Republic of Libre Island

“Sois Libre”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Developing
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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Libre Island

Population211 million

CurrencyLibre Dollar
AnimalFemale Dog

The Republic of Libre Island is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 211 million Libre Islandians 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 54.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Libre Islandian economy, worth 6.18 trillion Libre Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 29,287 Libre Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, and sea side cafes are required by law to close during summer. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Libre Island's national animal is the Female Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Libre Island is ranked 42,989th in the world and 1,349th in the South Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 64.28 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,003rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,552nd
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Most Rebellious Youth: 480th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 551st in the regionMost Income Equality: 560th in the region

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