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The Protectorate of Solidair

“Cum Nationes veniunt simul, et non cadunt”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Solidair

Population4.81 billion

CapitalMimbam City
LeaderOrder

CurrencySolidairian Dollar
Animalgiraffe

The Protectorate of Solidair is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Order with a fair hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.81 billion Solidairians 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mimbam City. The average income tax rate is 83.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Solidairian economy, worth 540 trillion Solidairian Dollars 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 Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 112,406 Solidairian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Solidair" at foreigners, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, and translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates. Crime is totally unknown. Solidair's national animal is the giraffe, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Solidair is ranked 9,111th in the world and 533rd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 90.37 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 806thMost Influential: 1,139thTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,519thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,322ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,706thNicest Citizens: 4,900thMost Inclusive: 5,223rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,568thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,753rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,801stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,149thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,311thMost Cultured: 6,894thSafest: 7,144thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,272ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,554thBest Weather: 7,625thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,784thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,068thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,269thMost Developed: 9,111thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,521stSmartest Citizens: 10,938thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,506thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,655thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,125thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,739thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,207thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,854thMost Secular: 15,350thLargest Governments: 15,460thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,552ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,182ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,014thHealthiest Citizens: 18,362nd
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Most Pacifist: 208th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 218th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 253rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 258th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 282nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 288th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 294th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 298th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 307th in the regionMost Inclusive: 330th in the regionMost Cultured: 338th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 343rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 363rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 383rd in the regionSafest: 389th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 401st in the regionBest Weather: 416th in the regionMost Influential: 450th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 513th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 525th in the regionMost Developed: 533rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 538th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 539th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 594th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 621st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 624th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 652nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 661st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 686th in the regionLargest Governments: 734th in the regionMost Politically Free: 771st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 803rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 818th in the regionMost Secular: 820th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 869th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 910th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 922nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 959th in the region

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