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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

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The Sparkly Mermaid of Escade is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Sofia Escade with a fair hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.693 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 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Escadean economy, worth a remarkable 1,350 trillion Nectars 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 126,339 Nectars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens, and the government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap. 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 13,222nd in the world and 330th in The East Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 99.26 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 537thSafest: 1,342ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,655thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,727thMost Influential: 2,295thMost Pacifist: 2,403rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,406thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,890thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,077thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,143rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,588thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,596thMost Developed: 4,351stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,498thLowest Crime Rates: 4,501stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,515thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,737thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,838thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,838thLargest Governments: 4,965thNicest Citizens: 4,977thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,124thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,154thBest Weather: 5,219thHealthiest Citizens: 5,282ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,240thMost Cultured: 6,534thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,701stSmartest Citizens: 7,624thMost Inclusive: 7,888thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,185thHighest Economic Output: 9,543rdMost Income Equality: 9,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,809thMost Secular: 10,180thNudest: 13,145thMost Efficient Economies: 13,222ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,350th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionSafest: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 49th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 60th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 68th in the regionMost Pacifist: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Governments: 111th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 117th in the regionMost Developed: 121st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 125th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 131st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 132nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 141st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 144th in the regionBest Weather: 145th in the regionNicest Citizens: 151st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 152nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 154th in the regionMost Cultured: 157th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 158th in the regionMost Influential: 158th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 159th in the regionLargest Populations: 163rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 171st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 198th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 200th in the regionMost Inclusive: 249th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 286th in the regionNudest: 297th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 330th in the regionMost Secular: 355th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 434th in the regionMost Income Equality: 509th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 514th in the region

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