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The Republic of The United Common

“ Through science peace can be achieved”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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The United Common

Population14.583 billion

CapitalThe 29 Acres Facility
LeaderCENTRAL

CurrencyNational Gold Credit
AnimalWolf

The Republic of The United Common is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by CENTRAL with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, humorless population of 14.583 billion Commons 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The 29 Acres Facility. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Common economy, worth a remarkable 1,521 trillion National Gold Credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 104,348 National Gold Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tightness of border controls in The United Common leave a little to be desired, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, and a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The United Common's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The United Common is ranked 11,594th in the world and 354th in the South Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 351.96 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,737thMost Influential: 4,458thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,629thBest Weather: 4,907thHealthiest Citizens: 5,349thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,389thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,665thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,835thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,967thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,541stHighest Economic Output: 8,797thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,926thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,116thLowest Crime Rates: 9,409thSmartest Citizens: 9,585thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,826thLargest Populations: 11,014thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,073rdLargest Governments: 11,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,594thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,005thMost Income Equality: 12,699thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,792ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,042ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,667th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionLargest Populations: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 147th in the regionBest Weather: 154th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 163rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 197th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 226th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 241st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 257th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 275th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 279th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 288th in the regionLargest Governments: 288th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 288th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 311th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 322nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 332nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 354th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 379th in the regionMost Influential: 454th in the regionMost Income Equality: 509th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 552nd in the regionMost Developed: 584th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 619th in the regionSafest: 675th in the region

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