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Most Influential: 104thMost Cultured: 833rdMost Rebellious Youth: 851st
The United Republic of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Sousmatisse remout ar'ouais - In all we believe
President Potrus Soustas
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Lieges

Population18.25 billion

CapitalRicads
LeaderPresident Potrus Soustas
FaithAtheism

CurrencyOwnuan
AnimalPhoenix

The United Republic of Lieges is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Potrus Soustas with a fair hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.25 billion Liègians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ricads. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Liegesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,091 trillion Ownuans a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 224,178 Ownuans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia, and throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lieges's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Lieges is ranked 208,163rd in the world and 1,078th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.49 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Influential: 104thMost Cultured: 833rdMost Rebellious Youth: 851stMost Advanced Public Transport: 853rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 951stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 981stMost Developed: 1,049thLargest Governments: 1,132ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,212thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,219thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,241stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,260thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,267thSafest: 1,392ndSmartest Citizens: 1,400thLowest Crime Rates: 1,461stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,495thHealthiest Citizens: 1,615thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,622ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,777thMost Pacifist: 1,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,334thMost Efficient Economies: 2,397thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,458thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,826thNicest Citizens: 2,931stHighest Economic Output: 2,941stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,949thMost Inclusive: 3,003rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,117thMost Stationary: 3,859thHighest Average Incomes: 4,794thBest Weather: 7,254thMost Secular: 8,714thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,198thLargest Populations: 10,009thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,242ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 21,625th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Pacifist: 32nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionLargest Populations: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 56th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 56th in the regionNicest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 59th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionNudest: 97th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Secular: 122nd in the region

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