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The Bardic Lorekeepers of Aethelia

“By the full moon's light”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Bardic Lorekeepers of Aethelia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by JEM with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.468 billion Aethelians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luna. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Aethelian economy, worth a remarkable 7,203 trillion newtons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 320,628 newtons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All recreational drugs are legal, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof, and drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government. Crime is totally unknown. Aethelia's national animal is the aurora, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Science.

Aethelia is ranked 404th in the world and 1st in International Democratic Union for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 15,258.61 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 19thLeast Corrupt Governments: 26thMost Secular: 44thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50thSmartest Citizens: 71stMost Rebellious Youth: 107thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 111thMost Beautiful Environments: 112thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 158thSafest: 201stHighest Average Tax Rates: 211thMost Cultured: 215thMost Cheerful Citizens: 223rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 232ndLargest Publishing Industry: 233rdMost Developed: 249thHealthiest Citizens: 250thLargest Governments: 251stBest Weather: 264thMost Inclusive: 271stLongest Average Lifespans: 279thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 340thLargest Welfare Programs: 404thHighest Poor Incomes: 454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 537thMost Pacifist: 560thNicest Citizens: 811thHighest Economic Output: 894thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,156thHighest Average Incomes: 1,581stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,622ndTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,274thMost Efficient Economies: 2,413thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,623rdLargest Populations: 4,838thMost Influential: 8,721stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,209thRudest Citizens: 9,410thTop
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Nudest: 10,445thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,780thHighest Drug Use: 12,299thMost Politically Free: 17,028thMost Income Equality: 17,158th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 13 » Lauchenoiria, Comhar, United New England, The Crimean Enclave, Grellania, Gardavasque, Libertas Omnium Maximus, -Astoria, Ponoxien, Assamland, Trive 38, Latidonia, and Xiomera.