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The Allied States of Placeholder60

“With great power comes great responsibility”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.052 billion

AnimalBald eagle

The Allied States of Placeholder60 is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.052 billion Placeholder60ians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Placeholder60ian economy, worth 481 trillion Bitcoins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,259 Bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, high school bands practice by moonlight, death row inmates cower in fear at the phrase "one-year anniversary", and the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Placeholder60's national animal is the Bald eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Placeholder60 is ranked 1,029th in the world and 712th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 147 Valid Endorsements.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,029thMost Influential: 1,401stTop
Safest: 3,436thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,673rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,729thBest Weather: 3,987thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,210thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,804thMost Pacifist: 5,833rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,694thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,849thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,106thMost Inclusive: 7,224thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,910thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,277thNicest Citizens: 8,459thHealthiest Citizens: 8,563rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,292ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,772ndMost Developed: 11,928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,248thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,644thMost Cultured: 14,184thSmartest Citizens: 14,521st
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 192nd in the regionSafest: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 201st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 206th in the regionBest Weather: 218th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 330th in the regionMost Pacifist: 347th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 371st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 394th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 398th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 401st in the regionMost Stationary: 426th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 428th in the regionMost Inclusive: 445th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 487th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 488th in the regionNicest Citizens: 501st in the regionMost Influential: 574th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 603rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 608th in the regionMost Developed: 696th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 704th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 712th in the region

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