by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,973rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,201stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,895th
The Eccentric Skies of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Astra inclinant, sed non obligant.
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Luna State

Population10.372 billion

LeaderSkies

CurrencyLuna
AnimalHorse

The Eccentric Skies of Luna State is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Skies with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory gun ownership, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 10.372 billion Stars love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Luna Statean economy, worth 683 trillion Lunas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 65,922 Lunas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's air force consists of strongly-worded letters folded into paper airplanes, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence, Skies's new office is 6 by 8 feet with steel walls and a barred door, and the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Luna State's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Luna State is ranked 168,720th in the world and 6,124th in Osiris for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 75,131 Standard Monetary Units.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 14,400thSafest: 14,419thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,055thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,289thMost Cultured: 15,646thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,726thMost Devout: 16,992ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,979thMost Stationary: 18,064thLargest Governments: 18,360thMost Income Equality: 20,091stSmartest Citizens: 20,267th
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Most Influential: 128th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 148th in the regionMost Stationary: 210th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 245th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 263rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 267th in the regionNicest Citizens: 291st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351st in the regionBest Weather: 411th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 433rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 450th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 464th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 494th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 523rd in the regionMost Armed: 538th in the regionMost Income Equality: 557th in the regionMost Inclusive: 566th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 590th in the regionNudest: 701st in the regionMost Devout: 773rd in the regionSafest: 779th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 804th in the region

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