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The Republic of West-Skyterra

“Unity, Peace and Freedom”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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West-Skyterra

Population2.431 billion

CapitalSkylin
LeaderSchnitzel

CurrencyTerras
AnimalFalcon

The Republic of West-Skyterra is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Schnitzel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, national health service, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.431 billion West-Skyterrans 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 enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skylin. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong West-Skyterran economy, worth 153 trillion Terras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is 63,041 Terras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

You're never too young to learn how to lie with confidence, the government funds large training centres to turn Falcons into functioning members of society, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. West-Skyterra's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

West-Skyterra is ranked 28,583rd in the world and 892nd in the South Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 11,035.97 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 2,809thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,858thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,324thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,417thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,425thBest Weather: 8,421stMost Pacifist: 8,907thTop
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Safest: 11,014thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,405thHealthiest Citizens: 12,074thNicest Citizens: 12,183rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,285thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,536thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,842ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,911thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,530thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,659thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,670thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,019thMost Inclusive: 20,584thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,610thSmartest Citizens: 20,838th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 111th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 194th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 197th in the regionBest Weather: 262nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 335th in the regionMost Influential: 354th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 379th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 398th in the regionSafest: 408th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 416th in the regionNicest Citizens: 419th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 424th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 429th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 440th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 443rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 483rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 484th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 600th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 616th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 617th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 671st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 735th in the regionMost Inclusive: 759th in the regionMost Stationary: 769th in the region

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