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The Republic of Equitasia

“A soufflé doesn't rise twice”

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

Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Republic of Equitasia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Billy Shorts with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.797 billion Equitasians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Keatingville. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Equitasian economy, worth 328 trillion Pennies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 117,480 Pennies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, and police officers find government bureaucracy more terrifying than most serial killers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Equitasia's national animal is the bob hawke, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Trade unionism.

Equitasia is ranked 163,379th in the world and 215th in The Western Isles for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -230.49 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,649thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,907thMost Pacifist: 2,971stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,035thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,212thBest Weather: 3,232ndNicest Citizens: 3,256thMost Influential: 3,493rdMost Inclusive: 3,968thSafest: 4,165thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,348thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,543rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,560thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,779thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,822ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,252ndMost Developed: 5,591stHealthiest Citizens: 5,645thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,401stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,304thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,352ndHighest Drug Use: 7,557thTop
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Most Cultured: 8,914thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,476thSmartest Citizens: 9,586thLargest Governments: 10,239thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,376thLowest Crime Rates: 11,003rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,097thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,296thMost Secular: 15,196thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,818thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,747th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 14th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 24th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 27 » Linaviar, Ostehaar, Vancouvia, Miklania, Murab, Aruia, East Rylasia, Central Deimos, Chasia, Imhlaba, Joanlandia, Frencin, Townside, Athara Magarat, San Montagna, Shadolio, Cosie, Dragao do Mar, Dothrakia, Greater Cesnica, Razzgriz, Almorea, Agadar, Yorrkon, Corindia, Gregorian Republic, and The Republic of Figs.