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The Sovereign Isle of Nova Zemlya

“What we think, we become.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Nova Zemlya

Population13.989 billion

CapitalArthane
LeaderPrimer Ductus Alia Arxemet

Currencydross
Animalaether eagle

The Sovereign Isle of Nova Zemlya is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Primer Ductus Alia Arxemet with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 13.989 billion Zemlyans 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 prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arthane. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Nova Zemlyan economy, worth a remarkable 1,284 trillion drosses a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Gambling. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 91,811 drosses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Policy reversals are more often graceful demi-détournés than u-turns, religious education is a new government priority, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime is totally unknown. Nova Zemlya's national animal is the aether eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Nova Zemlya is ranked 23,755th in the world and 1,339th in Lazarus for Most Developed, scoring 78.47 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,326thMost Influential: 2,561stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,611thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,061stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,393rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,510thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,602ndLargest Gambling Industry: 4,930thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,980thBest Weather: 5,854thSmartest Citizens: 6,138thNudest: 9,030thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,350thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,990thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,233rdHighest Economic Output: 12,734thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,949thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,015thLeast Corrupt Governments: 14,069thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,806thMost Cultured: 15,353rdLargest Populations: 15,719thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,959thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,681stHealthiest Citizens: 18,767thLargest Black Market: 18,829thMost Politically Free: 20,388th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionMost Influential: 65th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 108th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 133rd in the regionMost Stationary: 191st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 231st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 238th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 240th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 276th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 277th in the regionBest Weather: 310th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 312th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 315th in the regionNudest: 344th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 495th in the regionMost Politically Free: 514th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 520th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 529th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 577th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 646th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 737th in the region

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