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Nicest Citizens: 93rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 98thMost Pacifist: 103rd
The Christian Democratic Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
From conception until natural death
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Culture of Life

Population20.673 billion

CapitalNew Jerusalem
LeaderGerard Majella


The Christian Democratic Nation of Culture of Life is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gerard Majella with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 20.673 billion Culture-of-Lifers 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 relatively small, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Jerusalem. The average income tax rate is 72.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Culture-of-Life economy, worth a remarkable 2,774 trillion vitas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 134,198 vitas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, self-driving cars are unpopular due to suspicion that they murder their passengers, genetic researchers have been expelled, and students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Culture of Life's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Culture of Life is ranked 58,613th in the world and 28th in Right to Life for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 467.39 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Nicest Citizens: 93rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 98thMost Pacifist: 103rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 114thLeast Corrupt Governments: 136thLargest Welfare Programs: 230thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 275thMost Devout: 288thSafest: 317thMost Cultured: 366thBest Weather: 476thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 499thMost Advanced Public Education: 555thMost Beautiful Environments: 623rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 633rdHealthiest Citizens: 687thMost Developed: 712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 779thLongest Average Lifespans: 827thMost Stationary: 1,285thLowest Crime Rates: 1,588thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,541stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,589thLargest Governments: 2,610thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,877thHighest Economic Output: 4,903rdMost Inclusive: 4,950thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,041stLargest Populations: 6,087thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,581stMost Influential: 8,715thTop
Most Income Equality: 14,329thMost Efficient Economies: 15,147thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,108thHighest Average Incomes: 17,755thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,398th
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionTop
Nudest: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the region

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