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The Federal Republic of The Highland Union

“Nous sommes unis”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Federal Republic of The Highland Union is a massive, safe nation, ruled by PM Christine Yates with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.429 billion Highlanders 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warwick. The average income tax rate is 63.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Highlandic economy, worth 480 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 140,043 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Hospitals have poor data security but send lots of bodies to be encrypted, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, candidates make campaign speeches at the funerals of former rivals, and builders across The Highland Union are blocked up with orders for new public loos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Highland Union's national animal is the gryphon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Highland Union is ranked 149,918th in the world and 6,604th in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 273.19 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 868thMost Influential: 1,584thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,099thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,455thSafest: 8,762ndMost Pacifist: 9,758thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,260thMost Inclusive: 11,100thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,336thHighest Food Quality: 11,573rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,419thMost Developed: 12,801stLargest Retail Industry: 12,806thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 13,419thNicest Citizens: 13,676thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,737thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,767thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,866thHealthiest Citizens: 16,310thSmartest Citizens: 16,749thMost Cultured: 17,891stLargest Publishing Industry: 18,072ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,330thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,306thLowest Crime Rates: 19,815thMost Efficient Economies: 20,022ndLargest Governments: 22,029thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,458thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,150thBest Weather: 24,724thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,122ndMost Advanced Public Education: 26,243rd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 154th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 427th in the regionSafest: 497th in the regionMost Influential: 505th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 523rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 560th in the regionMost Pacifist: 567th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 568th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 597th in the regionMost Inclusive: 648th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 662nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 709th in the regionMost Developed: 729th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 753rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 767th in the regionNicest Citizens: 767th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 791st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 792nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 797th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 823rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 837th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 875th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 876th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 877th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 891st in the regionMost Cultured: 897th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 931st in the regionLargest Governments: 1,014th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,089th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,118th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,123rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,147th in the region

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