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The United States of The Land of the Dogs

“God, Homeland, Liberty”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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The Land of the Dogs

Population5.049 billion

CapitalDog City
LeaderDago
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalDog

The United States of The Land of the Dogs is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Dago with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 5.049 billion Land of the Dogsians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dog City. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Land of the Dogsian economy, worth 494 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 98,020 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution, builders across The Land of the Dogs are blocked up with orders for new public loos, a degree in Dago Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, and the request to "give us our daily bread" can only be fulfilled six days out of seven. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Land of the Dogs's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Land of the Dogs is ranked 6,260th in the world and 351st in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.85 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Safest: 4,716thMost Devout: 5,838thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,260thBest Weather: 6,920thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,963rdMost Influential: 8,578thMost Pacifist: 8,895thNicest Citizens: 8,964thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,348thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,425thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,480thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,646thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,069thHealthiest Citizens: 11,343rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,026thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,681stMost Cultured: 12,727thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,893rdLargest Welfare Programs: 13,148thLowest Crime Rates: 13,222ndMost Inclusive: 13,498thMost Politically Free: 13,531stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,007thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,978thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,170thSmartest Citizens: 15,531stMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,726thLargest Governments: 19,942nd
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Most Politically Free: 223rd in the regionMost Influential: 235th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 254th in the regionSafest: 273rd in the regionMost Devout: 278th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 351st in the regionBest Weather: 381st in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 434th in the regionNicest Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Pacifist: 445th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 528th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 548th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 668th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 671st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 687th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 722nd in the regionMost Cultured: 734th in the regionMost Inclusive: 741st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 756th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 765th in the region

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