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The Egalitarian Union of Novaray

“For Progress! For Our Vision! For The Union!” Lord Councillor Zera

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population6.637 billion

CapitalUnion Central
LeaderLord Councillor Zera

AnimalSnow Owl

The Egalitarian Union of Novaray is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Lord Councillor Zera with a fair hand, and notable for its public floggings, absence of drug laws, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.637 billion Novians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Union Central. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Novarayian economy, worth a remarkable 1,584 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 238,706 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lord Councillor Zera's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Novaray's national animal is the Snow Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Novaray is ranked 4,138th in the world and 182nd in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 18,695.58 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 364thLeast Corrupt Governments: 473rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 637thNicest Citizens: 660thMost Secular: 694thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 705thMost Inclusive: 712thLargest Agricultural Sector: 762ndSafest: 1,014thMost Influential: 1,117thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,230thMost Cultured: 1,248thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,522ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,722ndMost Developed: 1,737thSmartest Citizens: 1,810thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,461stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,462ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,616thLowest Crime Rates: 2,974thMost Efficient Economies: 3,013thLargest Governments: 3,603rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,969thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,138thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,582ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,257thMost Pacifist: 6,867thMost Armed: 6,980thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,372ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,898thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,027thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,068thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,542ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,290thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,659thHighest Economic Output: 11,098thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,894thMost Stationary: 17,817thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,000thHighest Drug Use: 23,990th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 40th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 42nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 52nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionSafest: 64th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 76th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 101st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 150th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 157th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 161st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 161st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 162nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 182nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 183rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionLargest Governments: 195th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 235th in the regionMost Armed: 244th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 345th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 360th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 365th in the regionMost Pacifist: 409th in the regionMost Stationary: 416th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 430th in the regionMost Influential: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 433rd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 477th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 483rd in the regionNudest: 505th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 545th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 583rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 586th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 606th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 631st in the regionMost Politically Free: 760th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 926th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 926th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Novaray was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lionia.
  • : Novaray was endorsed by The Sultanate of Geraldina.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, Lord Councillor Zera's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, people are raising their middle finger to non-digital currencies.
  • : Novaray was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Novaray, the "do ya feel lucky, punk?" scene is on the core syllabus at the National Police Academy.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 236 » Siwale, Corfad, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Wilkshire, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, Kwaj, Notyoutopia, Koda-Land, Shibutani, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Selfgradatude, Universal State Formula, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Pallaith, Wineclaw, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Former English Colony, Sil Dorsett, Votak Matim, The Iron Lions, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, Napnomadia, El Fiji Grande, Bearical, Omnistria, Newpromisedland, The Windmilluminati, Empy, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Xentherida, Yukti, Maott, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Buckerino, Joodey, Moubarakistan, and 186 others.The Sinclarian Provinces, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Guer Aike, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Unimaginable Doom, Pleroma Sans Romans, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Kobagia, Loutsland, Glurponia, Orado, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Solskjar, Viridiann, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Partax, Drutopia Insomnia, Xagill, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Zecit, Volstokn, Tachycardia, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, KhalChicken, The Lancerian Empire, Vivanco, Godwanna, Crader, Prevaland, SORT, Antiyard, New Lakemba, Nistriabar, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, The United Capital of Adam, Unshleepd, Conservative State of Poland, Aeolist, Fluffy Noodles, Xyrron, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Prydania, Sikol, Zzozona, True Equality For All, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, The Calabash Protectorate, Sevinland, Brucklania, Zimmerdachen, Seanat, Innocentic, Eywaan, Simone Republic, Yellops, Pokemanland, Madjack, Xipher, Kragsgale, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Heilhum Imperius, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Harjad, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Lulubellia, Chips and Guac, Outer Shenendoah, Hardscrabble, Liminyj, Draconian Progression, Republica Guilleana, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Religioncord, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Pytong, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Imperial Pieserged, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Nodnarb, Climeria, Seijitsu, Ozstan, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Star Kingdom, Moneyflows, Galbadiana, Planes, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, The Republic of Free Peoples, Testnation223, Strongwill, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Otakus and Weebs, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Figyjharli, Aeurithianar, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Svenskan, Trumpski, Dangine, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Kromi, Shotokonia, Free Salvation, Super Girl, Ellbonnia, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Jaxikistan, Lowssen, Tyirza, Korean-Joseon, Defense For The World Assembly, Tsandonown, Mon Island, Libvillia, Greater Ale Permars, Centrialand, Fraystonia, Boston Castle, Andanavia, Novremia, Kastonvia, Card Kingdom, Ariele, Sopernia, Fizban, Venicea, Muqatil, Que Lukustinardon, Drueste, Nova Arcania, Sahriastan, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Capablanca, Geraldina, and Lionia.

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