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Most Secular: 628thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,460thNicest Citizens: 1,511th
The People's Socialist Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Achterhoek

Population10.383 billion

CapitalLochem
LeaderChairman Daan

CurrencyVolksgulden
AnimalDeer

The People's Socialist Republic of The Achterhoek is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Chairman Daan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.383 billion Achterhoekers 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 large, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lochem. The average income tax rate is 90.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Achterhoekian economy, worth a remarkable 1,500 trillion Volksguldens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 144,497 Volksguldens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Arbitration is mightier than the sword, armed security details escort librarians to their homes, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, and primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Achterhoek's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Achterhoek is ranked 38,010th in the world and 332nd in The Communist Bloc for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 5,764.43 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Secular: 628thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,460thNicest Citizens: 1,511thBest Weather: 1,557thMost Pacifist: 1,648thMost Inclusive: 1,685thHealthiest Citizens: 1,849thHighest Food Quality: 1,853rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,343rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,438thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,467thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,587thMost Cultured: 3,290thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,823rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,823rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,850thSmartest Citizens: 5,085thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,152ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,267thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,776thMost Influential: 7,001stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,149thMost Developed: 7,422ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,578thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,016thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,880thLargest Governments: 11,332ndNudest: 11,789thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,861stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,011thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,446thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,833rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,822ndMost Income Equality: 24,233rdMost Subsidized Industry: 24,674th
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Most Secular: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionMost Pacifist: 34th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 47th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 47th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionMost Inclusive: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 65th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 80th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 91st in the regionNudest: 93rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 98th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 104th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 122nd in the regionMost Developed: 159th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 164th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 170th in the region

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