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The Great Congregation of Brethren

“In Sacred Peace”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Great Congregation of Brethren is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Archdolphop Snow Warslayer with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.412 billion Brethren 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, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thriwich. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Brethren economy, worth 562 trillion tokens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 127,590 tokens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, and the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Brethren radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brethren's national animal is the Seagull, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Dolphinism.

Brethren is ranked 6,135th in the world and 125th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,113 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 506thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 720thMost Pacifist: 790thMost Compassionate Citizens: 793rdMost Devout: 889thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 995thNicest Citizens: 1,000thBest Weather: 1,169thMost Inclusive: 1,210thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,359thSafest: 1,670thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,134thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,227thLowest Crime Rates: 2,346thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,349thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,484thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,573rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,615thHealthiest Citizens: 3,044thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,479thLargest Governments: 3,885thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,135thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,969thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,527thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,574thMost Developed: 9,583rdSmartest Citizens: 11,183rdTop
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Most Influential: 12,299thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,836thMost Cultured: 14,378thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,044thHighest Average Incomes: 20,619thMost Income Equality: 22,980th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 35th in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionSafest: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 59th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 67th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 74th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 81st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 81st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 83rd in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 102nd in the regionLargest Governments: 111th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 125th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 264th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 271st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 281st in the regionMost Developed: 289th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 303rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 350th in the regionMost Cultured: 373rd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 479th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 521st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 613th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 660th in the regionMost Influential: 700th in the regionLargest Populations: 781st in the region

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