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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,274thNicest Citizens: 1,655thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,874th
The Imperial States of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Pray for Peace but Prepare for War
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Flex Lexington

Population14.869 billion

LeaderEmperor Cornelius Maximilian IV

AnimalImperial Dragon

The Imperial States of Flex Lexington is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Cornelius Maximilian IV with a fair hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, ubiquitous missile silos, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.869 billion Flexicans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lexington. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Flex Lexingtonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,516 trillion Flexes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 169,224 Flexes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Flexicans's kindness, and criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Flex Lexington's national animal is the Imperial Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Flex Lexington is ranked 79,254th in the world and 692nd in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 21.29 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,274thNicest Citizens: 1,655thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,874thTop
Safest: 2,115thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,623rdMost Cultured: 2,885thBest Weather: 2,976thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,057thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,222ndMost Influential: 3,260thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,857thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,983rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,091stMost Developed: 4,150thLowest Crime Rates: 4,518thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,665thSmartest Citizens: 4,775thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,158thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,392ndHighest Economic Output: 5,393rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,862ndLargest Governments: 6,005thMost Efficient Economies: 6,120thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,318thMost Devout: 6,817thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,836thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,991stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,455thMost Inclusive: 8,065thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,834thHighest Average Incomes: 9,934thTop
Largest Populations: 13,470thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,955th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 55th in the regionMost Cultured: 59th in the regionBest Weather: 60th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 64th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionMost Devout: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 72nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Developed: 77th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 79th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 79th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 80th in the regionLargest Governments: 81st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 90th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 92nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 93rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 96th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 109th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 122nd in the regionLargest Populations: 127th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 132nd in the regionMost Influential: 132nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 133rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 135th in the regionMost Inclusive: 152nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 169th in the region

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