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The Imperial Commonwealth of Provident Nation

“The nation stands as the people unite.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: Red Wolf Alliance

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Provident Nation

Population11.945 billion

CapitalThe Royal Providence
LeaderLuis Defensor de la Patria
FaithChurch of Provident Nation

CurrencyProvident Sterling
Animalbrown sparrow

The Imperial Commonwealth of Provident Nation is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Luis Defensor de la Patria with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.945 billion Providenists are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Royal Providence. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Provident economy, worth a remarkable 3,049 trillion Provident Sterlings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 255,287 Provident Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-Provident Sterling mansions, and from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Provident Nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Provident Nation's national animal is the brown sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Church of Provident Nation.

Provident Nation is ranked 32,536th in the world and 7th in Red Wolf Alliance for Most Extreme, scoring 28.38 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 127thMost Developed: 246thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 269thMost Pacifist: 275thBest Weather: 283rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 285thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 285thMost Advanced Public Education: 295thLongest Average Lifespans: 306thNicest Citizens: 326thMost Beautiful Environments: 340thLowest Crime Rates: 343rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 374thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 403rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 405thHealthiest Citizens: 410thLargest Governments: 479thSafest: 565thSmartest Citizens: 588thHighest Poor Incomes: 709thLargest Publishing Industry: 979thMost Cultured: 980thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,084thMost Efficient Economies: 1,142ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,285thMost Devout: 1,449thMost Inclusive: 1,624thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,627thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,755thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,025thHighest Economic Output: 3,071stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,022ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,389thMost Influential: 7,813thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,216thLargest Populations: 14,879thMost Income Equality: 15,191stNudest: 17,036th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the region

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