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The Grand Duchy of Toscana e Ducati di Firenze e Siena

“Sotto una Fede et Legge un Signor solo”

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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Balder


Toscana e Ducati di Firenze e Siena

Population10.464 billion

LeaderFerdinando IV
FaithAncient Tradition


The Grand Duchy of Toscana e Ducati di Firenze e Siena is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ferdinando IV with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, smutty television, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, cheerful population of 10.464 billion Tuscans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Firenze. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Tuscan economy, worth a remarkable 1,133 trillion fiorinoes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,322 fiorinoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high, and lobbyists are trying to convince government to recategorize most natural disasters as "non-critical naturogenic inconveniences". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Toscana e Ducati di Firenze e Siena's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ancient Tradition.

Toscana e Ducati di Firenze e Siena is ranked 6,900th in the world and 36th in Balder for Most Influential, scoring 5,814 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 290thNicest Citizens: 633rdMost Advanced Public Education: 637thLeast Corrupt Governments: 661stMost Cheerful Citizens: 666thMost Compassionate Citizens: 709thBest Weather: 760thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,001stMost Pacifist: 1,061stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,083rdSafest: 1,185thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,289thHealthiest Citizens: 1,327thMost Inclusive: 1,426thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,737thMost Developed: 1,790thMost Cultured: 1,800thMost Efficient Economies: 3,042ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,457thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,893rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,483rdSmartest Citizens: 4,496thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,517thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,351stLowest Crime Rates: 5,911thMost Influential: 6,900thLargest Governments: 7,113thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,317thMost Secular: 10,721stHighest Economic Output: 12,542ndMost Income Equality: 12,680thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,892nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 29th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Inclusive: 38th in the regionMost Pacifist: 41st in the regionSafest: 43rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Developed: 58th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 67th in the regionMost Cultured: 73rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 170th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 171st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 212th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 243rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 250th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 322nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 350th in the regionLargest Governments: 361st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 517th in the regionMost Stationary: 522nd in the regionLargest Populations: 531st in the regionMost Secular: 534th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 551st in the region

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