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The Federal Republic of Niktobr

“In Victory We Stand, In Defeat We Resist.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: St Abbaddon

Regional Influence: Contender

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The Federal Republic of Niktobr is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Gaius August with an even hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 10.926 billion Niktobrians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capitolstadt. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Niktobrian economy, worth a remarkable 1,022 trillion Neroes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 93,619 Neroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Halberds are common 18th birthday presents, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, and the Niktobrian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Niktobr's national animal is the Ironhead Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Niktobr is ranked 202,591st in the world and 113th in St Abbaddon for Most Extreme, scoring 8.36 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,444thMost Influential: 5,509thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,231stSafest: 6,682ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,399thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,800thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,269thLargest Retail Industry: 10,313thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,339thHealthiest Citizens: 10,721stTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,546thMost Cultured: 12,683rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,713thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,249thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,109thSmartest Citizens: 16,654thLargest Governments: 16,837thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,174thMost Inclusive: 17,832ndHighest Economic Output: 18,053rdLowest Crime Rates: 19,502ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,640thMost Developed: 19,820thBest Weather: 22,667th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Draganisia, Duchom, Santa-Barbara, Raritan, Naturnia, Unanda, and Allangoria.