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The A simple carbohydrate of Second to Naan

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Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Artificial Solar System


Second to Naan

Population2.049 billion


The A simple carbohydrate of Second to Naan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its burgeoning bison population. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.049 billion Second to Naanians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 27.8%.

The Second to Naanian economy, worth 101 trillion deniers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 49,694 deniers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Second to Naan's national animal is the bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Second to Naan is ranked 115,945th in the world and 317th in Artificial Solar System for Most Developed, scoring 54.11 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,568th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 68th in the regionBest Weather: 70th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 102nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 119th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 129th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 158th in the regionMost Devout: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 186th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 191st in the regionMost Pacifist: 192nd in the regionLargest Governments: 222nd in the region

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