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The Inlustris of Rigels Light

“By the Light of Rigel, We find Home”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Osiris

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Rigels Light

Population6.727 billion

CapitalAlnilam
LeaderAndromeda

CurrencyPound
AnimalSnow Leopard

The Inlustris of Rigels Light is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Andromeda with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working population of 6.727 billion Rigelians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alnilam. The average income tax rate is 93.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Rigelian economy, worth 814 trillion Pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 121,133 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for Snow Leopard sacrifices, the red star of communism has been replaced by the gold star of the McRonald's badge, and the government loves seeing the little people fight. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rigels Light's national animal is the Snow Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rigels Light is ranked 145,048th in the world and 4,804th in Osiris for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -277.2 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,402ndTop
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Most Influential: 1,872ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,685thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,598thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,684thHealthiest Citizens: 4,804thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,866thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,035thMost Inclusive: 5,114thMost Pacifist: 5,121stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,318thMost Cultured: 5,356thBest Weather: 5,632ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,638thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,255thNicest Citizens: 6,323rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,529thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,613thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,627thSafest: 6,683rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,202ndTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 7,667thLargest Governments: 7,930thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,037thMost Developed: 9,676thSmartest Citizens: 12,908th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 181st in the regionMost Inclusive: 193rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 219th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 224th in the regionMost Cultured: 225th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 225th in the regionBest Weather: 228th in the regionMost Pacifist: 235th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 250th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 256th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 271st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 290th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 290th in the regionNicest Citizens: 291st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 314th in the regionSafest: 330th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 361st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 373rd in the regionLargest Governments: 385th in the regionMost Average: 417th in the regionMost Stationary: 420th in the regionMost Developed: 442nd in the region

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