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The Ongoing State of Absentia

“We Are A Bush. Move Along.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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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 renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 37.427 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, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Administration, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense 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 1.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Absentian economy, worth an astonishing 19,750 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, fairly diversified 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 527,720 ergs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime is totally unknown. Absentia's national animal is the cambot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Absentia is ranked 208,739th in the world and 1st in CDW Federation for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -50.77 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 2ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4thSmartest Citizens: 10thHighest Poor Incomes: 58thHighest Economic Output: 77thHighest Disposable Incomes: 98thHealthiest Citizens: 135thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 160thMost Developed: 160thLongest Average Lifespans: 179thHighest Average Incomes: 227thLargest Populations: 229thMost Inclusive: 313thMost Efficient Economies: 332ndMost Rebellious Youth: 446thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 467thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 481stRudest Citizens: 575thLargest Publishing Industry: 600thLargest Black Market: 744thMost Beautiful Environments: 769thMost Stationary: 1,196thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,221stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,396thLargest Governments: 1,396thLargest Retail Industry: 1,402ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,929thLargest Mining Sector: 1,948thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,830thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,148thMost Cultured: 4,140thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,404thSafest: 4,812thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,948thMost Pacifist: 6,398thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,541stMost Influential: 8,675thLowest Crime Rates: 10,253rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,459thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,125th

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