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The United Rebuilt Republic of New Highermoon

“How heavy the waters, how sweet the hope.” Legislative dockmaster

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

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: The Allied Northern Archipeligo

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New Highermoon

Population1.457 billion

CapitalWayward Summit
LeaderLegislative dockmaster
FaithThe Unified Diverse Church

Currencytall crown
AnimalGrey wolf

The United Rebuilt Republic of New Highermoon is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Legislative dockmaster with a fair hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.457 billion Highermoonians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wayward Summit. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Highermoonian economy, worth 168 trillion tall crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 115,395 tall crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Highermoon's national animal is the Grey wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Unified Diverse Church.

New Highermoon is ranked 2,262nd in the world and 1st in The Allied Northern Archipeligo for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.32 percentage of bribes refused.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,262ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,307thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,868thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,085thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,506thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,523rdNicest Citizens: 3,624thMost Inclusive: 3,734thSafest: 3,771stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,505thHighest Food Quality: 5,780thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,268thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,515thMost Cultured: 8,683rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,428thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,929thBest Weather: 10,899thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,089thLargest Governments: 11,249thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,337thSmartest Citizens: 11,343rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,542ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,963rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,901stTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,824thMost Developed: 14,591stLowest Crime Rates: 14,723rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,704thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,233rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,973rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,215thMost Income Equality: 19,264thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,410thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,728th
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Highermoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky.
  • : New Highermoon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in New Highermoon, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.

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