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The Egalitarian Khanate of Neo-Enlightenment

“Truth enlightens the path to peace” The Great Khan

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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World Benchmark
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population2.821 billion

CapitalChomsky City
LeaderThe Great Khan
FaithExistential Nihilism

AnimalDomestic Cat

The Egalitarian Khanate of Neo-Enlightenment is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Great Khan with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.821 billion Enlighteneers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chomsky City. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Neo-Enlightenmentian economy, worth 370 trillion marxes 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 131,185 marxes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, the government is avowedly secular, and social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians. Crime is totally unknown. Neo-Enlightenment's national animal is the Domestic Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Existential Nihilism.

Neo-Enlightenment is ranked 2,718th in the world and 63rd in the Rejected Realms for Most Pacifist, with 181.63 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,448thMost Inclusive: 1,531stTop
Nicest Citizens: 1,728thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,952ndHighest Drug Use: 2,537thMost Pacifist: 2,718thBest Weather: 2,968thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,110thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,670thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,120thHealthiest Citizens: 4,561stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,609thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,733rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,814thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,111thMost Developed: 5,510thMost Influential: 5,652ndMost Cultured: 5,943rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,016thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,340thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,672ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,715thNudest: 6,785thSmartest Citizens: 6,943rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,600thSafest: 7,754thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 7,959thRudest Citizens: 8,326thMost Secular: 9,092ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,205thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,264thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,744thMost Efficient Economies: 9,795thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,137thLargest Governments: 13,385thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,995th
Highest Drug Use: 29th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Inclusive: 46th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 48th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Pacifist: 63rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 78th in the regionBest Weather: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 93rd in the regionMost Influential: 96th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 98th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 110th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 124th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 125th in the regionMost Developed: 131st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 136th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 137th in the regionMost Cultured: 140th in the regionNudest: 147th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 161st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 164th in the regionSafest: 165th in the regionRudest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 191st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 197th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 230th in the regionMost Secular: 231st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 240th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 249th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 320th in the regionLargest Governments: 326th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 334th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 396th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 399th in the regionMost Income Equality: 409th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 465th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 472nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Neo-Enlightenment was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Inclusive and the Top 5% for Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, on-duty Air Neo-Enlightenment flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Neo-Enlightenment, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.


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