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The Experiment ZX09 of The Sacred Whale

“Nothing Matters Unless It Matters”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Hatchling

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The Experiment ZX09 of The Sacred Whale is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sun Wu Kong with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.807 billion Omnivores are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sancrosanct. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sacred Whalean economy, worth 635 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 166,977 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Sacred Whale's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security", and politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Sacred Whale's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

The Sacred Whale is ranked 202,199th in the world and 7,333rd in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 40.92 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,580thMost Secular: 2,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,812thHealthiest Citizens: 4,081stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,024thLowest Crime Rates: 5,029thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,088thSmartest Citizens: 5,207thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,735thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,851stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,865thLargest Governments: 6,117thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,260thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,279thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,476thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,732ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,901stBest Weather: 7,044thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,067thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,170thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,262ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,338thLargest Black Market: 8,880thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,509thHighest Average Incomes: 10,261stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,574thMost Developed: 15,106th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 113th in the regionMost Secular: 130th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 196th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 233rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 266th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 273rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 277th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 306th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 318th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 329th in the regionLargest Governments: 333rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 338th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 341st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 355th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 366th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 386th in the regionBest Weather: 387th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 387th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 399th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 430th in the regionLargest Black Market: 498th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 513th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 595th in the regionRudest Citizens: 745th in the region

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