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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,288thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,707thSafest: 7,446th
The Most Serene Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
For Salvation and Salvation only
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Horacellum

Population373 million

CapitalSeer's Crown

CurrencyElniy
AnimalButterfly

The Most Serene Republic of Horacellum is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 373 million Seersfolks are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seer's Crown. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Horacellumian economy, worth 20.7 trillion Elniys 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration and Uranium Mining. Average income is 55,624 Elniys, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It takes a village to catch a criminal, workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, and the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Seer's Crown. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Horacellum's national animal is the Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Horacellum is ranked 80,617th in the world and 393rd in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 51.62 Whatever.

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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,359thMost Inclusive: 13,103rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,811thMost Income Equality: 13,928thLowest Crime Rates: 16,623rdBest Weather: 17,465thHealthiest Citizens: 17,899thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,378thMost Cultured: 18,522ndMost Advanced Public Education: 19,290thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,294thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,008thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,383rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,398thLargest Governments: 24,532ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,565th
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