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The Quiet Tranquility of Thousand Branches

“Believe in yourself god damnit!!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: The Order of the Grey Wardens

Regional Influence: Negotiator

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The Quiet Tranquility of Thousand Branches is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Madam Victoria Raymond with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 2.076 billion Branchians 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 Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashas. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Thousand Branchesian economy, worth 141 trillion Petis a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Tourism. 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 68,031 Petis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, children are shocked to find others "just like them" when they are taken out of the forest, and 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thousand Branches's national animal is the Bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unishiss.

Thousand Branches is ranked 53,523rd in the world and 88th in The Order of the Grey Wardens for Most Income Equality, scoring 58.6 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Nudest: 526thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,792ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,620thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,793rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,320thMost Influential: 3,401stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,114thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,469thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,775thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,601stMost Rebellious Youth: 9,686thMost Pacifist: 10,063rdMost Primitive: 10,294thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,297thNicest Citizens: 10,964thBest Weather: 11,298thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,933rdLongest Average Lifespans: 13,247thMost Inclusive: 13,592ndTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 14,544thHighest Food Quality: 18,177thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,572ndMost Devout: 18,691stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,933rdLargest Black Market: 25,324thMost Corrupt Governments: 26,491stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,525thMost Average: 26,961stHealthiest Citizens: 27,125th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Primitive: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Devout: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 29th in the regionMost Average: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 49th in the region

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