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The New Genesis of The Republic of Helios

“Apathy is death” The Lord of Light

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


The Republic of Helios

Population13.878 billion

CapitalSun City
LeaderThe Lord of Light

CurrencySun Stone

The New Genesis of The Republic of Helios is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Lord of Light with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.878 billion Heliosians 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, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sun City. The average income tax rate is 88.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Republic of Heliosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,215 trillion Sun Stones a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 87,590 Sun Stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBRH Governor goes house hunting, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, and banning party poppers has been a real party pooper. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Republic of Helios's national animal is the pheonix, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Republic of Helios is ranked 8,212th in the world and 438th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 122.03 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,021stMost Influential: 1,351stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,230thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,021stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,026thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,354thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,967thBest Weather: 4,074thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,337thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,449thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,487thMost Stationary: 4,949thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,931stLongest Average Lifespans: 6,727thHealthiest Citizens: 6,774thSmartest Citizens: 7,432ndMost Cultured: 8,196thSafest: 8,212thMost Pacifist: 8,242ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,012thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,034thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,181stNicest Citizens: 12,130thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,335thHighest Economic Output: 13,576thMost Secular: 14,598thLargest Governments: 15,275thLargest Populations: 15,833rdMost Inclusive: 19,842nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionMost Stationary: 105th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 106th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 149th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 151st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 218th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 218th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 228th in the regionBest Weather: 231st in the regionLargest Populations: 296th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 330th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 384th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 385th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 402nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 402nd in the regionMost Cultured: 407th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 419th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 422nd in the regionSafest: 438th in the regionMost Pacifist: 451st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 499th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 559th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 619th in the regionNicest Citizens: 662nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 669th in the regionLargest Governments: 716th in the regionMost Secular: 776th in the regionNudest: 803rd in the region

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