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The Kingdom of The Vanishing Shores

“Look to the sunrise, for it brings a new day.”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
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Location: Wintreath

Regional Influence: Handshaker


The Kingdom of The Vanishing Shores is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Endwyr with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.547 billion Vanishing Shoresians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Emberholde. The average income tax rate is 88.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vanishing Shoresian economy, worth 773 trillion Gems a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,503 Gems, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done", the government raises tariffs on a weekly basis, and recognizing the Vanishing Shoresian flag qualifies you for citizenship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Vanishing Shores's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Vanishing Shores is ranked 261,634th in the world and 390th in Wintreath for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -215.73 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 3,701stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,526thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,826thNicest Citizens: 7,004thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,970thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,485thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,761stMost Developed: 8,847thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,263rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,789thBest Weather: 10,232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,717thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,035thSmartest Citizens: 11,293rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,302ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,350thLargest Governments: 12,630thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,764thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,107thMost Secular: 13,298thHighest Food Quality: 13,475thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 13,824thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,064thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,160thLowest Crime Rates: 14,188thMost Inclusive: 14,458thHighest Average Incomes: 18,227thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,308thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,488thMost Cultured: 21,893rdLargest Publishing Industry: 22,293rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,746thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,831stLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,095thMost Patriotic: 25,395th
Most Influential: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 36th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 41st in the region

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