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The Commonwealth of Novegia

“For the good of all of us (except the ones who're dead)”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands



Population11.463 billion

Leaderthe Minister

Animalbarn owl

The Commonwealth of Novegia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Minister with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.463 billion Novegians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Queningrad. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Novegian economy, worth a remarkable 1,472 trillion boxings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 128,453 boxings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries, commuters often break into synchronised para-para dancing for no reason at all, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, and residents of houses built on a foundation of wishful thinking are prone to an odd sinking feeling. Crime is totally unknown. Novegia's national animal is the barn owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Novegia is ranked 46,497th in the world and 467th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,281.9 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 550thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,221stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,696thMost Pacifist: 1,728thBest Weather: 1,872ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,996thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,106thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,132ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,302ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,379thNicest Citizens: 2,418thMost Inclusive: 2,619thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,703rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,864thHighest Drug Use: 3,000thHighest Food Quality: 3,037thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,324thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,347thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,690thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,928thSafest: 4,040thHealthiest Citizens: 4,298thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,339thMost Developed: 4,424thMost Cultured: 4,964thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,276thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,551stSmartest Citizens: 6,499thLargest Governments: 6,927thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,564thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,007thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,251stMost Stationary: 11,311thLowest Crime Rates: 11,743rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,857thTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,017thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,446thMost Efficient Economies: 17,131stMost Secular: 20,760thHighest Average Incomes: 22,763rd
Highest Drug Use: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 44th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionMost Pacifist: 46th in the regionMost Inclusive: 61st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 62nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 64th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 64th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 64th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 66th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 69th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 74th in the regionMost Influential: 75th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 77th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 79th in the regionSafest: 79th in the regionMost Developed: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Stationary: 94th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 106th in the regionLargest Governments: 127th in the regionNudest: 134th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 136th in the region

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