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The Sovereign Isle of Nova Zemlya

“What we think, we become.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Nova Zemlya

Population12.079 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 renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and national health service. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 12.079 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arthane. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Nova Zemlyan economy, worth a remarkable 1,073 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 reasonably common. Average income is 88,850 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 13,023rd in the world and 297th in Lazarus for Most Politically Free, scoring 81.33 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,311thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,416thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,683rdMost Influential: 2,863rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,484thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,305thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,778thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,204thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,408thBest Weather: 6,069thSmartest Citizens: 6,193rdNudest: 6,446thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 7,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,275thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,947thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,588thMost Politically Free: 13,023rdHighest Economic Output: 13,148thMost Stationary: 14,227th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 66th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 94th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 101st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 203rd in the regionMost Stationary: 224th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 239th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 244th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 280th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 287th in the regionMost Politically Free: 297th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 307th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 312th in the regionBest Weather: 329th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 435th in the regionLargest Populations: 512th in the region

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