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The Technocracy of The Clockwork Republic

“The Way Forward”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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The Clockwork Republic

Population12.67 billion

CapitalCogwheel
LeaderClockwork Android Prototype

CurrencyCog
AnimalCrow

The Technocracy of The Clockwork Republic is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Clockwork Android Prototype with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 12.67 billion Clockwork Republicians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cogwheel. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Clockwork Republician economy, worth a remarkable 4,142 trillion Cogs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 326,923 Cogs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Clockwork Republician police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, billion-Cog sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts, and it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Clockwork Republic's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Clockwork Republic is ranked 92nd in the world and 5th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 41,824.19 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most Inclusive: 12thLeast Corrupt Governments: 22ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 31stNicest Citizens: 41stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44thSafest: 76thMost Developed: 81stMost Secular: 88thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 90thMost Advanced Public Education: 92ndLongest Average Lifespans: 93rdLargest Welfare Programs: 95thHealthiest Citizens: 95thSmartest Citizens: 96thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 98thHighest Average Tax Rates: 123rdMost Beautiful Environments: 124thMost Pacifist: 144thLargest Governments: 179thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 196thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 197thMost Cultured: 208thMost Advanced Public Transport: 225thBest Weather: 233rdLowest Crime Rates: 241stLargest Information Technology Sector: 245thHighest Poor Incomes: 319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 466thMost Cheerful Citizens: 546thMost Efficient Economies: 925thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,153rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,598thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,793rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,907thMost Stationary: 6,583rdMost Income Equality: 9,214thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,009thTop
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Most Influential: 12,190thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,449thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,349thLargest Populations: 21,475th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 54th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 54th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 129th in the regionLargest Populations: 240th in the regionMost Income Equality: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 436th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 631st in the regionMost Armed: 776th in the regionMost Influential: 781st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, billion-Cog sentient AI killbots roll through the streets dispensing hot dogs and T-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, Clockwork Republician police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the government's economic policy can be summed up as "Abort, Retry, Fail?".
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the parliament building has installed a revolving door.

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