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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,207thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,362ndMost Secular: 4,653rd
The Enlightenment Seekers of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Influence
Superpower
Founder / The Administrator
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Heights of Despair

Population669 million

CapitalAtman

CurrencyScrip
Animalcrow

The Enlightenment Seekers of The Heights of Despair is a huge, genial nation, notable for its daily referendums, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 669 million Citizens love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atman. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Citizen economy, worth 80.0 trillion Scrips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 119,620 Scrips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich, trained plumber-burglars will clean out your blocked pipes and your jewellery boxes, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, and ad-blocking has been nationalised. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Heights of Despair's national animal is the crow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Heights of Despair is ranked 260,886th in the world and 3rd in New Consciousness for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -208.15 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,207thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,362ndMost Secular: 4,653rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,814thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,378thNicest Citizens: 7,590thSafest: 8,374thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,692ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,045thMost Inclusive: 9,060thMost Armed: 9,221stMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,747thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,884thHighest Food Quality: 10,787thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,815thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,979thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,458thLargest Governments: 12,808thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,940thMost Cultured: 13,501stLongest Average Lifespans: 13,514thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 14,106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,191stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,217thHealthiest Citizens: 14,815thSmartest Citizens: 14,987thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,369thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,862ndMost Developed: 19,185thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,242ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,978thHighest Average Incomes: 26,292ndMost Income Equality: 26,460th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Heights of Despair was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, Longest Average Lifespans, Largest Governments, and Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, ad-blocking has been nationalised.
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : The Heights of Despair was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, trained plumber-burglars will clean out your blocked pipes and your jewellery boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, surprising numbers of poor people are protesting against taxing the rich.
  • : The Heights of Despair was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in The Heights of Despair, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.

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