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The Republic of Thebest26

“You Can't Stop Progress”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: A Card Farm

Regional Influence: Vassal

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The Republic of Thebest26 is a massive, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.052 billion Thebest26ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Thebest26ian economy, worth 108 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 53,111 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elections have recently been reintroduced to Thebest26, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, and the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thebest26's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Thebest26 is ranked 220,923rd in the world and 77th in A Card Farm for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.32 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Devout: 8,898thTop
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Most Income Equality: 20,248thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,912th
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Most Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the region

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