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The Ongoing State of Absentia

“We Are A Bush. Move Along. With SCIENCE!”

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

Location: CDW Federation

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Ongoing State of Absentia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by youse with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 43.757 billion Absentians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Middle of Nowhere. The average income tax rate is 21.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Absentian economy, worth an astonishing 24,884 trillion ergs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 568,694 ergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A traveller who once stubbed a toe on an Air Brancaland flight has been offered asylum, politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, and hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have. Crime is totally unknown. Absentia's national animal is the cambot, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Absentia is ranked 5,422nd in the world and 1st in CDW Federation for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 612,981 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Secular: 2ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4thSmartest Citizens: 7thHighest Economic Output: 59thHighest Poor Incomes: 62ndHealthiest Citizens: 111thMost Developed: 119thLongest Average Lifespans: 131stHighest Disposable Incomes: 173rdLargest Populations: 176thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 177thHighest Average Incomes: 247thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 296thMost Inclusive: 375thMost Beautiful Environments: 410thMost Efficient Economies: 464thHighest Food Quality: 499thLargest Publishing Industry: 499thMost Patriotic: 626thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 917thMost Stationary: 984thLargest Governments: 1,090thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,096thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,255thRudest Citizens: 1,277thLargest Retail Industry: 1,634thLargest Black Market: 1,660thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,438thSafest: 2,489thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,411thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,522ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,687thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,422ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,564thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,335thMost Cultured: 7,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,623rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,847thMost Influential: 8,121stTop
Most Income Equality: 15,565thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,261stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,698th

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