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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,921stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,301stNicest Citizens: 6,313th
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Federated Communes of Cygnus X-1

Population812 million

CapitalNojysz Begon

CurrencyCygnus Credit

The Community of Federated Communes of Cygnus X-1 is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 812 million Communards 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, liberal, 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 Nojysz Begon. The average income tax rate is 78.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Cygnian economy, worth 75.3 trillion Cygnus Credits 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 92,721 Cygnus Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, sex changes are routinely performed at Federated Communes of Cygnus X-1's hospitals, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, and the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'. Crime is totally unknown. Federated Communes of Cygnus X-1's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Federated Communes of Cygnus X-1 is ranked 179,703rd in the world and 112th in The United Federations for Fattest Citizens, with 7.4 Obesity Rate.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,921stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,301stNicest Citizens: 6,313thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,484thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,083rdMost Inclusive: 7,449thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,464thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,511thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,554thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,706thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,773rdMost Pacifist: 10,190thTop
Best Weather: 12,022ndMost Politically Free: 12,661stMost Influential: 12,746thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,762ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,938thHealthiest Citizens: 13,067thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,394thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,166thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,733rdSmartest Citizens: 14,960thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,111thMost Cultured: 15,131stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,360thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,419thMost Income Equality: 16,084thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,763rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,063rd
Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the region

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