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On the hill we viewed the silence of the valley...
Most Primitive: 9,591stLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,015thNicest Citizens: 22,604th
The Time Signature of
Left-wing Utopia
Influence
Hegemony
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Superb

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Close to the Edge

Population1.864 billion

CapitalLondon

Currencyseason
AnimalSea

The Time Signature of Close to the Edge is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.864 billion Close to the Edgees are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, although Education, Healthcare, and Spirituality are also considered important, while Law & Order and Industry aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. The average income tax rate is 22.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Close to the Edgean economy, worth 52.1 trillion seasons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,975 seasons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, complaining about Christmas music in October is a ho-ho-horrendous crime, a formerly quiet little town is now booming as both a cult centre and a tourist attraction, and murderers and thieves claim divine inspiration to avoid prosecution. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Close to the Edge's national animal is the Sea, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Close to the Edge is ranked 250,431st in the world and 1st in River for Fattest Citizens, with 7.11 Obesity Rate.

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Most Primitive: 9,591stTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 20,015thNicest Citizens: 22,604thMost Compassionate Citizens: 24,644thMost Cheerful Citizens: 24,762ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 27,164th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Close to the Edge changed its national motto to "On the hill we viewed the silence of the valley...".
  • : Close to the Edge's influence in River fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Close to the Edge's influence in River rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Hermit".
  • : Close to the Edge's influence in River rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Close to the Edge changed its national motto to "On the hill we viewed the silence of the valley....".
  • : Close to the Edge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Close to the Edge's influence in River fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Close to the Edge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Close to the Edge was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Close to the Edge changed its national demonym to "Close to the Edgee".

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