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The Space Colony Cluster of Side 10

“my wife left me”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Side 10

Population5.033 billion

CapitalRay City

Currencycredit
Animaltapir

The Space Colony Cluster of Side 10 is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.033 billion Spacenoids 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 large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ray City. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Side 10ian economy, worth 835 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 165,974 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Side 10's national animal is the tapir, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Side 10 is ranked 97,028th in the world and 2,859th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 195 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,022ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,394thMost Influential: 1,422ndTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,777thMost Inclusive: 1,827thBest Weather: 1,959thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,262ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,545thSafest: 2,632ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,755thMost Developed: 3,129thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,244thMost Secular: 3,505thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,699thNicest Citizens: 3,814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,082ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,086thSmartest Citizens: 4,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,318thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,323rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,380thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,823rdMost Pacifist: 6,042ndLargest Governments: 6,067thHighest Drug Use: 6,180thLowest Crime Rates: 7,299thHealthiest Citizens: 7,317thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,428thMost Efficient Economies: 7,503rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 7,750thNudest: 8,058thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,307thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,374thHighest Average Incomes: 9,574thLargest Retail Industry: 11,566thMost Cultured: 13,491st
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionBest Weather: 116th in the regionMost Inclusive: 117th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 131st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 136th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 139th in the regionSafest: 145th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 151st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 166th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 178th in the regionMost Secular: 182nd in the regionMost Developed: 184th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 184th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 192nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 217th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 221st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 226th in the regionNicest Citizens: 233rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 246th in the regionNudest: 267th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 279th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 294th in the regionLargest Governments: 307th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 325th in the regionMost Pacifist: 357th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 368th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 374th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 396th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 421st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 422nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 478th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 540th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 576th in the regionMost Influential: 584th in the regionMost Cultured: 711th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 715th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 717th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 149 » Notyoutopia, Siwale, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Malta Comino Gozo, Corfad, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Diodone, Pleroma Sans Romans, Sunto, Buckerino, Shibutani, Wineclaw, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Holy Oranz, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Californian Redwood, Shadowrik, Pallaith, Northern Glory, Sil Dorsett, Guslantis, Lower Nubia, Moubarakistan, Atain, Former English Colony, Yukti, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Q w e r t y, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, The Kyziban Islands, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, Ethnon, Maott, The United States of Romania, Suicidistan, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, and 99 others.Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Valhalla123, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Cinnibar, Spartoptia, SORT, General COE, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Cloydicia, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Niradans, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Joodey, Jasminlandia, Torakuen, Ara Antrizuls, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Marijuana Haven, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Afrille, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Castle Federation, Elder Realms, The Black Cathedral, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Loutsland, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Loli County, Kobagia, Zumlandia, Samog, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Aerilia, Penrith, Orado, Utopicican, Runeda, Alsace and Lorraine United, Nation of stars, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, and Sockmanland.

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