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The Esoteric Order of The Water Temple


Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Location: Water

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Esoteric Order of The Water Temple is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by The Water Cleric with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, ban on automobiles, and national health service. The compassionate population of 6.26 billion Water Templeans 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Water Temple. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Water Templean economy, worth 814 trillion waters a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 130,113 waters, with the richest citizens earning 8.4 times as much as the poorest.

Wealthy parents-to-be can select their perfect baby, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts, and a new guerrilla marketing campaign for tap water involves government agents spraying random citizens with hose water. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Water Temple's national animal is the dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Water.

The Water Temple is ranked 7,909th in the world and 1st in Water for Largest Governments, scoring 35.03 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,050thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,229thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,727thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,100thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,130thTop
Best Weather: 2,539thMost Pacifist: 2,602ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,945thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,203rdNicest Citizens: 4,346thSafest: 4,566thMost Developed: 4,615thSmartest Citizens: 5,125thMost Inclusive: 5,460thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,643rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,032ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,404thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,824thMost Cultured: 6,862ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,996thLowest Crime Rates: 7,215thLargest Governments: 7,909thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,457thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,331stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,856thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 11,540thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,207thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,169thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,341stMost Secular: 17,782ndHighest Average Incomes: 19,119thHighest Economic Output: 21,147thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,173rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,257th

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