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The Republic of Infrared-

“If You Know You Know”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Armies of Sweets

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Republic of Infrared- is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The devout population of 1.288 billion Infrared-ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 52.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Infrared-ian economy, worth 60.5 trillion Bricks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 47,003 Bricks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, the nation's politicians are acknowledged as the most polite in the region to the dismay of comedians everywhere, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment, and serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Infrared-'s national animal is the emu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Infrared- is ranked 77,730th in the world and 50th in Armies of Sweets for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 51.62 Whatever.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,649thTop
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Most Devout: 21,832nd
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 21st in the regionSafest: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Income Equality: 30th in the regionMost Politically Free: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionNicest Citizens: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 47th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 70th in the regionMost Extreme: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 83rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 98th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 101st in the region

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