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The Dominion of Crystal Palais

“Cogito, ergo sum. [I think, therefore I am.]”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: The Heartland

Regional Influence: Superpower

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The Dominion of Crystal Palais is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Michael Lucerne with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 42.568 billion Crystal Palaisians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mare Crisium. The average income tax rate is 24.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Crystal Palaisian economy, worth an astonishing 14,693 trillion solaris a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 345,174 solaris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, and exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Crystal Palais's national animal is the mantlion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Crystal Palais is ranked 110,798th in the world and 3rd in The Heartland for Most Extreme, scoring 20.76 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Populations: 5thLargest Information Technology Sector: 59thLeast Corrupt Governments: 72ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 88thLargest Publishing Industry: 105thSmartest Citizens: 139thMost Scientifically Advanced: 172ndSafest: 231stHighest Economic Output: 243rdHighest Poor Incomes: 425thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 427thMost Developed: 491stHealthiest Citizens: 504thLongest Average Lifespans: 540thMost Cultured: 673rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 748thHighest Disposable Incomes: 911thMost Efficient Economies: 1,109thHighest Food Quality: 1,254thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,302ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,529thMost Secular: 1,921stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,131stMost Inclusive: 2,426thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,855thMost Stationary: 3,072ndLargest Governments: 3,765thMost Influential: 4,416thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,746thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,440thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,721stMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,272ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13,958thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,007thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,100thMost Income Equality: 20,024thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,990thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25,151st

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Endorsements Received: 2 » East Klent and Herconia.