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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

Population11.766 billion

CapitalSun City
LeaderThe Lord of Light

CurrencySun Stone

The New Genesis of The Republic of Helios is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Lord of Light with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.766 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, 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 86.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Republic of Heliosian economy, worth 996 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 reasonably common. Average income is 84,705 Sun Stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 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 143,787th in the world and 7,035th in The North Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 47.5 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 894thMost Influential: 1,286thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,415thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,921stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,126thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,812thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,154thBest Weather: 4,204thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,292ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,503rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,299thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,395thMost Stationary: 5,464thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,143rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,592ndSmartest Citizens: 7,589thTop
Safest: 8,108thMost Pacifist: 8,267thMost Cultured: 8,589thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,328thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,803rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,233rdNicest Citizens: 10,653rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,110thMost Secular: 12,692ndHighest Economic Output: 14,016th
Most Rebellious Youth: 114th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionMost Stationary: 130th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 145th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 186th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 224th in the regionBest Weather: 234th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 236th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 268th in the regionLargest Populations: 295th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 322nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 351st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 398th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 424th in the regionMost Cultured: 428th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 431st in the regionSafest: 437th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 446th in the regionMost Pacifist: 467th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 467th in the regionMost Influential: 523rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 582nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 626th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 629th in the regionNudest: 654th in the regionMost Secular: 676th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 162 » Yaorozu, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Novare Res, Great Bights Mum, Necromonia, Ultima Terra, Notyoutopia, Ceretis, Guslantis, Sunto, The Isle of Grossmania, Xentherida, Unimaginable Doom, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Siwale, SORT, Pallaith, Kwaj, Amerian States, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, American MapleStory, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Palisede, The Iron Lions, Corfad, Cloydicia, The Kyziban Islands, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Tredano, Territorio di Nessuno, Wodan, Ainsworth, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Atain, Ozstan, and 112 others.Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Californian Redwood, New Lakemba, Koda-Land, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Maott, Suicidistan, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Mercandia, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, Wunderstrafanstalt, Sinelona, HeartLard, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Unsophisticate, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Valhalla123, Guer Aike, Amauri, Alunya, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Niradans, Votak Matim, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Joodey, Ara Antrizuls, Torakuen, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Jasminlandia, Plangainer, Haor Chall, Trillius, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Frances Francis the First of France, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Lomjia, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Castle Federation, Alpinea, The Black Cathedral, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Justanistan, Constantinolia, Loli County, Astrind, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Samog, Glurponia, Loutsland, Aerilia, Runeda, Utopicican, Penrith, Alsace and Lorraine United, Orado, Nation of stars, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Juggernautilus, and The Tampa Bay Rays.

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