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The Sparkly Mermaid of Escade


Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Very Good
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Sparkly Mermaid of Escade is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Sofia Escade with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, rampant corporate plagiarism, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.313 billion Escadians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Empyreal City. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Escadean economy, worth a remarkable 1,277 trillion Nectars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 123,826 Nectars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is, lobster tastes best when it is red, an alabaster statue of an ancient cat-deity takes pride of place in the centre of Empyreal City, and every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Escade's national animal is the Hummingbird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Escade is ranked 64,962nd in the world and 2,439th in The East Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 134,117.68 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 891stSafest: 1,391stTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,620thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,656thMost Pacifist: 2,191stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,431stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,920thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,013thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,259thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,283rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,591stMost Developed: 4,382ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,542ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,627thNicest Citizens: 4,848thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,851stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,862ndBest Weather: 4,881stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,915thHealthiest Citizens: 4,961stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,154thLargest Governments: 5,174thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,252ndMost Influential: 6,218thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,555thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,570thMost Cultured: 6,753rdSmartest Citizens: 7,794thTop
Most Inclusive: 8,414thMost Income Equality: 9,233rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,406thMost Secular: 9,840thHighest Economic Output: 9,848thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,546thNudest: 13,147thMost Efficient Economies: 14,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,530th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionSafest: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 51st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 53rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 59th in the regionMost Pacifist: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 73rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Governments: 114th in the regionMost Developed: 116th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 132nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 136th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 138th in the regionBest Weather: 139th in the regionNicest Citizens: 150th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 152nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 159th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 162nd in the regionMost Cultured: 165th in the regionLargest Populations: 172nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 183rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 207th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 217th in the regionMost Inclusive: 278th in the regionNudest: 283rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 285th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 350th in the regionMost Secular: 355th in the regionMost Income Equality: 396th in the regionMost Influential: 444th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 448th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 530th in the region

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