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The Sleepy Shores of Sedgistan 8

“All that glitters is not gold”

Category: Conservative Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The Sleepy Shores of Sedgistan 8 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 21.119 billion Sedgistan 8ians are known throughout the region for their efficiency and work ethic, as well as their general suspicion of leisure.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 36.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Sedgistan 8ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,276 trillion pounds 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. 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 60,458 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Soldiers with colourful mohawks make themselves perfect targets for snipers, the colors pink and purple are banned from military unit insignia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sedgistan 8's national animal is the dinosaur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sedgistan 8 is ranked 165,377th in the world and 2,526th in Artificial Solar System for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 48.99 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Populations: 9,081stTop
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Highest Economic Output: 16,402ndLargest Black Market: 17,009thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,041st
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Largest Populations: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 83rd in the regionMost Cultured: 88th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 122nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 249th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 266th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 301st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 338th in the regionMost Secular: 366th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 398th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 425th in the regionMost Politically Free: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 490th in the region

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