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The Vermilion Eye-Star of Red Betelgeuse

“Omnia astra in caelo rufa candebunt!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Zero

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The Vermilion Eye-Star of Red Betelgeuse is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.279 billion Red Betelgeuseans 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 large, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Welfare, with Education, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 49.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Red Betelgeusean economy, worth 65.8 trillion deniers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Cheese Exports, Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 20,081 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Red Betelgeuse's national animal is the bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Red Betelgeuse is ranked 76,176th in the world and 2,570th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Populations, with 3.28 billion Capita.

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Most Income Equality: 17,964thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,190th
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 238th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 459th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 479th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 631st in the regionNicest Citizens: 647th in the regionMost Extreme: 733rd in the region

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