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The Splendoured Free Land of Funk City

“Kindness, compassion and love.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Nipper


The Splendoured Free Land of Funk City is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Old Greg with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.513 billion Funkians 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 enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Funkton. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Funk Cityian economy, worth a remarkable 1,019 trillion dollars 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 Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 225,884 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", tourists outnumber citizens two to one, and psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests. Crime is totally unknown. Funk City's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Funk City is ranked 4,825th in the world and 178th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 21 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Advanced Public Education: 445thLeast Corrupt Governments: 524thMost Beautiful Environments: 600thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 682ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 739thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 817thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,073rdSmartest Citizens: 1,077thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,096thMost Pacifist: 1,134thNicest Citizens: 1,230thLargest Governments: 1,271stBest Weather: 1,275thRudest Citizens: 1,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,406thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,436thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,535thMost Cultured: 1,609thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,699thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,811thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,018thSafest: 2,031stMost Developed: 2,064thMost Inclusive: 2,145thMost Efficient Economies: 2,854thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,790thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,083rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,380thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,468thHighest Average Incomes: 4,504thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,825thLowest Crime Rates: 6,292ndMost Secular: 6,967thHealthiest Citizens: 8,293rdTop
Most Politically Free: 13,053rdHighest Economic Output: 15,956th
Most Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 55th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 59th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 66th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Pacifist: 71st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 72nd in the regionBest Weather: 77th in the regionNicest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 78th in the regionRudest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 84th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionTop
Safest: 106th in the regionMost Developed: 124th in the regionMost Inclusive: 135th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 169th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 178th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 196th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 210th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 214th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 230th in the regionMost Politically Free: 251st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 301st in the regionMost Secular: 369th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 455th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 497th in the regionMost Stationary: 529th in the regionNudest: 690th in the region

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