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The Queen Of the Waltz of Feu de Glace

“Don't be afraid to dazzle us with your fire”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Refugia

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Queen Of the Waltz of Feu de Glace is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Poisson Marion Bouillon with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.325 billion Feu de Glaceans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Στοιχειώδης Γη. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Feu de Glacean economy, worth a remarkable 2,833 trillion chips 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 Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 212,679 chips, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Holidaymakers sleep curled up on the floor as hotel beds are replaced with oversized bookcases, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime is totally unknown. Feu de Glace's national animal is the Superb Bird of Paradise, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Creed of the Bocci Playing Chihuahuas.

Feu de Glace is ranked 1,922nd in the world and 5th in Refugia for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 14,045.57 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 27thMost Advanced Public Education: 82ndLargest Welfare Programs: 83rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 92ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 166thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 168thMost Pacifist: 316thLeast Corrupt Governments: 356thHighest Average Tax Rates: 406thMost Inclusive: 449thHighest Food Quality: 456thMost Compassionate Citizens: 466thMost Beautiful Environments: 466thNicest Citizens: 488thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 500thMost Cultured: 524thLargest Governments: 660thMost Developed: 805thSmartest Citizens: 882ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 884thLongest Average Lifespans: 893rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 962ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 974thMost Secular: 995thBest Weather: 1,063rdSafest: 1,096thHealthiest Citizens: 1,320thLowest Crime Rates: 1,840thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,922ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,289thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,826thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,953rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,261stHighest Economic Output: 6,308thHighest Average Incomes: 6,330thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,411thMost Income Equality: 15,885thLargest Populations: 24,083rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionTop
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Safest: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the region

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