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The Constitutional Monarchy of Springhollow

“Humanity first.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Springhollow

Population965 million

CapitalEldacre
LeaderPrime Minister TM

Currencydollar
Animalcat

The Constitutional Monarchy of Springhollow is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister TM with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 965 million citizens 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eldacre. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Springhollowian economy, worth 78.0 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 80,854 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll, hackers post hourly updates on international summits, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Springhollowian language, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime is totally unknown. Springhollow's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Springhollow is ranked 100,694th in the world and 3,809th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,597.81 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,138thMost Influential: 1,859thTop
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Most Pacifist: 4,172ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,626thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,740thNicest Citizens: 5,921stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,422ndMost Inclusive: 7,330thSafest: 8,084thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,253rdLargest Publishing Industry: 9,342ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,473rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,746thBest Weather: 9,790thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,897thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,102ndMost Rebellious Youth: 14,592ndMost Politically Free: 15,043rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,810thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,352ndMost Beautiful Environments: 16,819thSmartest Citizens: 17,145thMost Secular: 18,640thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,466thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,907thMost Cultured: 20,110thLowest Crime Rates: 20,700th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 135th in the regionMost Pacifist: 153rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 206th in the regionNicest Citizens: 210th in the regionMost Politically Free: 215th in the regionMost Inclusive: 254th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 255th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 272nd in the regionSafest: 296th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 302nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 313th in the regionBest Weather: 314th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 371st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 386th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 411th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 501st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 512th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 518th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 524th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 576th in the regionMost Cultured: 598th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 637th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 642nd in the regionMost Secular: 658th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 169 » Qvait, Tsunamy, The Filippinas, Aumeltopia, Erinor, Madreia, Mapico, Theorin, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Jehenna, Amerion, Great Scapula, Land Without Shrimp, West Pastafaria, Bawkie, Bleakfoot, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Yeldarbsland, Barabarom, Farengeto, Nova Montron, Bear Connors Paradiso, Crystal Creation, Japanese Federal Republic, Kringalia, PenguinPies, The naked people, Drystar, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Wehraboos, Anserisa, Holy Free, Sau Man Frescher, Humedo, Pamela And Hepatitis, North Catimestistrianes, The Solar System Scope, Sedunn, Southern Numenor, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Escevola, Dankstergrad, Linguiniland, Curlyhoward, Seliyan progressive Islands, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Calistan, Great Andora, Centristvill, and 119 others.Ralphburg, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Sthalrim, New Briantown, Luddinlande, Pax Dracon, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Aurcania, The Plebeian States, North Kanuckistan, Fasire, Our Lord and Savior Ting, The United Expanse, Kiasu-ism, Poopisiya, The West Valley Mountains, Ancient Slobovia, Center Lisle, Hypersensible Crybabies, Blaash, Volaworand, Page 53, Stoniamera, Oreo States, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, 21st Century Greece, Dylar, Bohenia, Ikkarus, Eutraya, Vega Naothia, Greater Hyrulang, Hjortheim, Tsvetania, Weburya, Baltenlands, Beepee, Ebonhand, Kervanosia, Vardanfel, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Dereistic, Starsight, Shefino, Markla, Ullan, Corgitopiaa, Romskis, Compli, Yogrossia, The Gungan Republic, SELAH SELAH, Ferrous, The Tealnd Isles, Rakahanga Atoll, EggRoll, ChickenDome, Laamiva, Belugas, Narans Dis, Alaninia, Gran Cubana, East Genuthelva, The Worst army of, Auphelia, Shanor, Kandorith, Icn Gaurath, The Republic of Sri Lanka, Doonepfara, Dragon spirit, Empetland, Eden Contour, Obscure Sorrows, Minconro, Geekvia, New Clear, Nova Kobol, MSA States, SoraShadow, Royaltica, LadyRebels, Garneria State, Yorkshire and its colonies, Avantheim, Techganet, Hakaran, The Bright Nation, Blahblah2017, West Fallows, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Well F, Shocking Bad Hats, Glen Cooley, The United Islands of The Golden Bosun, United States of Vietnam, Sandaoguo, Linginia, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Kedjens, Gonrati, Belschaft, Midand, Concrete Slab, Efferalt, Bumblegaria, B H A R A T, Catillos, Myness, Andinla, Idiono, Gecetesse, Terreno Travato, Philippinia, House Ahsanul, and Tepertopia.

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