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The Community of Quh

“Size doesn't matter”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population576 million



The Community of Quh is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 576 million Quhians 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gnometown. The average income tax rate is 66.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Quhian economy, worth 49.9 trillion Quhars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 86,602 Quhars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, and the main interest rates change daily based on the latest news story. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Quh's national animal is the Spaghetti, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Quh is ranked 7,524th in the world and 215th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,400.15 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,476thTop
Most Influential: 3,006thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,524thMost Pacifist: 7,595thSafest: 8,769thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,323rdNicest Citizens: 13,765thMost Inclusive: 15,294thHealthiest Citizens: 16,093rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,218thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,537thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,724thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,892ndBest Weather: 18,098thSmartest Citizens: 18,961stMost Politically Free: 19,024thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,191stMost Secular: 19,324thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,845th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 208th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 215th in the regionMost Pacifist: 291st in the regionSafest: 330th in the regionMost Influential: 368th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 387th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 460th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 488th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 504th in the regionNicest Citizens: 506th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 522nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 525th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 534th in the regionMost Inclusive: 559th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 572nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 573rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 594th in the regionBest Weather: 632nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 664th in the regionNudest: 680th in the regionMost Secular: 694th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 710th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 759th in the region

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