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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,150thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,410thMost Influential: 2,685th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
The Isle of Glastonbury
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Isle of Glastonbury

Population1.738 billion

CapitalThe Shire
LeaderFederal Council of Glastonbury
FaithAll religions are protected


The Free Land of Isle of Glastonbury is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Federal Council of Glastonbury with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.738 billion Glastonburyans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shire. The average income tax rate is 93.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Isle of Glastonburyian economy, worth 242 trillion Norfolks 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 Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 139,428 Norfolks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", the doctor has cold hands, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, and the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework. Crime is totally unknown. Isle of Glastonbury's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is All religions are protected.

Isle of Glastonbury is ranked 190,547th in the world and 6,595th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 562.41 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,150thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,410thMost Influential: 2,685thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,720thMost Pacifist: 2,757thNicest Citizens: 2,854thMost Inclusive: 3,109thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,217thBest Weather: 3,482ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,528thHealthiest Citizens: 3,759thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,935thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,192ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,442ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,871stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,923rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,128thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,350thMost Developed: 6,352ndSafest: 6,476thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,810thMost Secular: 7,408thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,864thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,892ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,029thMost Cultured: 8,378thSmartest Citizens: 8,425thLargest Governments: 8,437thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,672ndMost Rebellious Youth: 9,763rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,385thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,467thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,973rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,512thLowest Crime Rates: 15,271stHighest Average Incomes: 16,853rdMost Politically Free: 18,833rdMost Income Equality: 23,567th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 91st in the regionNicest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 93rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 102nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 103rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 104th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionBest Weather: 123rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 130th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 165th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 187th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 192nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 195th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 196th in the regionMost Developed: 202nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 203rd in the regionSafest: 216th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 222nd in the regionLargest Governments: 232nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 233rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 246th in the regionMost Secular: 250th in the regionMost Cultured: 253rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 257th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 264th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 296th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 321st in the regionMost Influential: 331st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 352nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 354th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 386th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 390th in the regionNudest: 407th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 447th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 515th in the region

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