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The Dominion of Under Sea Desert

“Scallops for all”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Dominion of Under Sea Desert is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Pectinidae Magnus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.842 billion Under Sea Desertians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of - oh thats right - they don't have one. The average income tax rate is 86.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Under Sea Desertian economy, worth 437 trillion Bronze Scallops a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,770 Bronze Scallops, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Internet sites are legally unable to stop their users from posting pornography, the blind lead the blind in social welfare, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Under Sea Desert's national animal is the Scallop, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is anybody's guess.

Under Sea Desert is ranked 116,239th in the world and 4,450th in The East Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 472.89 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,203rdTop
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Most Influential: 2,431stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,703rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,058thSafest: 3,086thMost Developed: 4,346thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,435thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,574thBest Weather: 4,723rdSmartest Citizens: 4,772ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,823rdNicest Citizens: 4,977thRudest Citizens: 4,998thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,233rdMost Inclusive: 5,360thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,741stMost Pacifist: 5,807thHealthiest Citizens: 5,815thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,109thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,181stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,332ndMost Cultured: 6,666thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,048thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,458thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,424thLargest Governments: 8,811thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,903rdLowest Crime Rates: 9,959thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,449thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,813thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,149thMost Efficient Economies: 15,063rdMost Secular: 21,101stMost Subsidized Industry: 22,600thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,612th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 77th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 83rd in the regionTop
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Safest: 92nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 128th in the regionMost Influential: 133rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 133rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 141st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 142nd in the regionBest Weather: 147th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 148th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 157th in the regionNicest Citizens: 163rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 164th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionMost Cultured: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 172nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Inclusive: 176th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 188th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 190th in the regionLargest Governments: 210th in the regionMost Pacifist: 210th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 224th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 237th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 241st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 280th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 287th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 332nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 396th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 398th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 591st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 644th in the regionMost Stationary: 649th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 710th in the regionMost Secular: 716th in the region

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