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The Empire of Guardsman Raven

“Hold the damn Line”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: the South Pacific

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The Empire of Guardsman Raven is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Guardsman Raven with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed population of 12.283 billion Guardsman Ravenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Guardsman Ravenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,071 trillion Ravens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 168,678 Ravens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Both criminals and civilians are DOA, the general public only knows their favorite politician's first name, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer, and citizens ask "how many crooks could a nunchuck hook if a nun had nunchucks too?". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Guardsman Raven's national animal is the two-headed Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is HFY.

Guardsman Raven is ranked 62,537th in the world and 2,067th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 86.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,205thMost Cultured: 2,269thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,290thTop
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Most Influential: 2,741stMost Developed: 2,775thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,150thSmartest Citizens: 3,194thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,394thHealthiest Citizens: 3,766thLowest Crime Rates: 3,821stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,951stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,167thSafest: 5,294thRudest Citizens: 5,333rdBest Weather: 5,911thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,949thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,300thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,304thMost Stationary: 6,973rdLargest Governments: 7,390thHighest Economic Output: 7,829thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,937thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,893rdMost Secular: 9,482ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,514thHighest Average Incomes: 10,572ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,864thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,028thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,466thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,485thLargest Retail Industry: 13,367thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,126thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,658thLargest Populations: 22,810thMost Efficient Economies: 23,755th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 84th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 108th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 112th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Stationary: 139th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 157th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 159th in the regionSafest: 185th in the regionRudest Citizens: 190th in the regionLargest Governments: 195th in the regionBest Weather: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 201st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 231st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 248th in the regionLargest Populations: 251st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 255th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 292nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 299th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 307th in the regionMost Secular: 323rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 324th in the regionMost Influential: 333rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 386th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 389th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 410th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 423rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 485th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 528th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 668th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 746th in the region

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