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The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle

“We cope with being on NationStates in different ways”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The East Pacific


Refuge Isle

Population3.54 billion

Capitalthe Admin Tower
LeaderArch-Admin Lucabaduka
FaithThe Zyqxuwy


The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Arch-Admin Lucabaduka with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.54 billion Refugi 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Admin Tower. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Refugi economy, worth 521 trillion planets 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 Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 147,324 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Refugi weed picker are way up, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, and thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Refuge Isle's national animal is the simplebot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Zyqxuwy.

Refuge Isle is ranked 1,728th in the world and 35th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 69.37 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 19thLargest Welfare Programs: 191stLeast Corrupt Governments: 273rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 490thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 562ndNicest Citizens: 571stSafest: 579thMost Pacifist: 627thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 653rdMost Inclusive: 668thMost Advanced Public Education: 734thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 757thBest Weather: 803rdMost Beautiful Environments: 981stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,070thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,170thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,226thMost Developed: 1,357thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,454thMost Devout: 1,679thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,728thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,737thTop
Most Cultured: 2,074thHealthiest Citizens: 2,247thLargest Governments: 2,531stLowest Crime Rates: 2,903rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,233rdSmartest Citizens: 3,738thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,211thMost Efficient Economies: 5,367thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,617thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,619thNudest: 10,288thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,889thMost Influential: 13,843rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,003rdMost Income Equality: 15,344thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,940thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,272nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 14th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 36th in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionMost Cultured: 45th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 49th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 63rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 136th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 153rd in the regionNudest: 275th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 352nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 376th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 498th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 534th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 546th in the regionMost Politically Free: 556th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 564th in the regionMost Influential: 759th in the regionMost Income Equality: 767th in the regionLargest Populations: 805th in the region

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