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The Borderlands of Sympathy Mesa

“Unity in Diversity”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Borderlands of Sympathy Mesa is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Wenis the Eviscerator with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.038 billion Sympathy Mesans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon. The average income tax rate is 87.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Sympathy Mesan economy, worth 88.7 trillion souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. Average income is 85,445 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, murderers facing life in prison listen to long sermons on positive thinking, and exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sympathy Mesa's national animal is the European polecat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kelpism.

Sympathy Mesa is ranked 237,771st in the world and 8,994th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 30.58 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,012thMost Influential: 2,052ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,359thTop
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Safest: 3,355thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,471stMost Pacifist: 3,597thMost Inclusive: 4,926thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,972ndNicest Citizens: 5,145thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,669thHealthiest Citizens: 5,925thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,007thBest Weather: 6,326thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,395thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,471stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,354thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,795thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,144thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,169thMost Income Equality: 10,225thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,608thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,654thLowest Crime Rates: 10,774thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,424thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,782ndTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,276thMost Secular: 16,145thMost Cultured: 16,437thLargest Governments: 17,496thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,944thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,453rd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 130th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 182nd in the regionSafest: 183rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 218th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 283rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 287th in the regionNicest Citizens: 296th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 297th in the regionMost Inclusive: 320th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 353rd in the regionBest Weather: 371st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 426th in the regionMost Income Equality: 453rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 455th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 528th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 537th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 553rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 558th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 571st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 576th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 588th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 601st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 653rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 673rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 689th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 718th in the regionMost Influential: 774th in the regionMost Secular: 827th in the regionMost Cultured: 847th in the regionLargest Governments: 882nd in the region

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