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The Second Foundation of Seldon and the Psychohistorians

“Psychohistory - Predicting Humanity's Future”

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Seldon and the Psychohistorians

Population3.105 billion

CapitalTrantor
LeaderHari Seldon

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDodo Bird

The Second Foundation of Seldon and the Psychohistorians is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hari Seldon with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.105 billion Seldon and the Psychohistoriansians 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 large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trantor. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Seldon and the Psychohistoriansian economy, worth 488 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 157,225 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Calisthenics is a well-known tax-dodging technique, unstable couples are known to break up over which one gets parental leave, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags, and a the South Pacific Tourist Association survey has rated Seldon and the Psychohistorians #1 for number twos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Seldon and the Psychohistorians's national animal is the Dodo Bird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Seldon and the Psychohistorians is ranked 3,098th in the world and 92nd in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 94.93 on the Human Development Index.

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Safest: 1,175thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,339thMost Pacifist: 1,430thTop
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Most Influential: 1,766thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,807thNicest Citizens: 2,025thBest Weather: 2,191stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,200thMost Inclusive: 2,377thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,496thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,548thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,920thLowest Crime Rates: 2,999thMost Developed: 3,098thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,427thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,651stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,983rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,191stHealthiest Citizens: 4,379thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,418thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,535thSmartest Citizens: 4,768thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,986thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,990thLargest Governments: 5,123rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,220thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,342ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,543rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,592ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,762ndTop
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Most Cultured: 9,654thMost Efficient Economies: 9,660thHighest Average Incomes: 11,096th
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Safest: 35th in the regionMost Pacifist: 48th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 57th in the regionNicest Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 70th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 71st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 71st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 78th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 84th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 87th in the regionMost Developed: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 99th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 100th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 102nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 110th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 113th in the regionLargest Governments: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 125th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 128th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 146th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 149th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 162nd in the regionMost Influential: 172nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 192nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 204th in the regionMost Cultured: 263rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 278th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 482nd in the regionMost Stationary: 522nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 522nd in the region

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