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The Unassailable Logic of Planet Vulkan

“Live Long and Prosper”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: United Earth Space Probe Agency

Regional Influence: Vassal

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The Unassailable Logic of Planet Vulkan is a massive, genial nation, ruled by T'Pau with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 2.438 billion Vulcanians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ShiKahr. The average income tax rate is 85.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Vulcanian economy, worth 100 trillion Federation Credits 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 41,132 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned, and Planet Vulkan's soft-touch approach to diplomacy has made it known as the 'push-over' of the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Planet Vulkan's national animal is the Sehlat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Polytheism.

Planet Vulkan is ranked 17,395th in the world and 3rd in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,434.63 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 670thTop
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Most Pacifist: 4,165thSafest: 5,934thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,447thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,005thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,883rdMost Devout: 10,469thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,684thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,394thNicest Citizens: 12,516thBest Weather: 13,677thMost Income Equality: 14,351stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,887thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,563rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,889thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,395thMost Authoritarian: 18,877thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,095thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,756th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the region

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