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The Cybernetic Utopia of Steampunk Ariel

“I find your lack of thingamabobs disturbing.” S'C'U'T'T'L'E

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Steampunk Ariel

Population3.33 billion

CapitalAtlantica
LeaderS'C'U'T'T'L'E
FaithAnimism

Currencyseashell
Animalclockwork crayon ponyfish

The Cybernetic Utopia of Steampunk Ariel is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by S'C'U'T'T'L'E with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.33 billion Cybernetic Mermaids enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantica. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cybernetic economy, worth 398 trillion seashells a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,716 seashells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Michelin-star chefs are being called on to prepare menus for six-year-olds, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime is totally unknown. Steampunk Ariel's national animal is the clockwork crayon ponyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Animism.

Steampunk Ariel is ranked 200,506th in the world and 9,015th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -70.2 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 165thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 264thMost Influential: 376thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,767thMost Cultured: 7,364thMost Pacifist: 7,963rdNicest Citizens: 8,211thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,765thLargest Retail Industry: 8,971stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,475thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,213thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,798thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,854thMost Devout: 10,992ndTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 11,570thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,685thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,923rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,694thMost Inclusive: 14,257thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,861stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,028thMost Developed: 16,222ndHighest Drug Use: 17,122ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,427thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,909thSmartest Citizens: 18,053rdMost Advanced Public Education: 18,412thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,670thBest Weather: 19,606thLargest Black Market: 20,109th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 109th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 202nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 288th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 325th in the regionMost Cultured: 378th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 410th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 430th in the regionMost Devout: 453rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 466th in the regionNicest Citizens: 474th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 544th in the regionRudest Citizens: 562nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 564th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 579th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 598th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 612th in the regionLargest Black Market: 659th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 665th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 689th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 732nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 855th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 857th in the regionMost Inclusive: 862nd in the regionNudest: 881st in the regionMost Stationary: 887th in the regionMost Developed: 898th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 952nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 971st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 975th in the region

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