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Most Influential: 21stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 179thMost Advanced Public Transport: 207th
The Dauphinate of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Unitatem per Diversitatem
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.561 billion

LeaderDauphin Theodore I
FaithImperial Cult

Animalshort-beaked common dolphin

The Dauphinate of Murden is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Dauphin Theodore I with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, rampant corporate plagiarism, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.561 billion Murdenites 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandros. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Murdenian economy, worth a remarkable 3,371 trillion serens 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 amazing 291,633 serens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, recognizing the Murdenian flag qualifies you for citizenship, and popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Alexandros River. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Murden's national animal is the short-beaked common dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.

Murden is ranked 461st in the world and 5th in Europeia for Most Developed, scoring 98.84 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 21stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 179thMost Advanced Public Transport: 207thLargest Welfare Programs: 236thHighest Average Tax Rates: 242ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 245thMost Inclusive: 281stMost Pacifist: 287thLargest Governments: 293rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 371stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 381stSafest: 383rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 434thMost Advanced Public Education: 435thMost Developed: 461stMost Subsidized Industry: 482ndMost Beautiful Environments: 494thNicest Citizens: 494thMost Cultured: 495thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 503rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 507thLongest Average Lifespans: 531stHighest Poor Incomes: 616thMost Rebellious Youth: 644thLowest Crime Rates: 671stSmartest Citizens: 753rdMost Efficient Economies: 817thHealthiest Citizens: 839thBest Weather: 978thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,228thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,235thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,360thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,136thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,795thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,159thHighest Economic Output: 3,464thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,950thMost Secular: 6,465thMost Stationary: 6,678thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,747thTop
Highest Drug Use: 12,984thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,541stMost Politically Free: 14,808thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,740thMost Income Equality: 20,547th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 11th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Politically Free: 20th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 40th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 67th in the regionMost Extreme: 78th in the regionLargest Populations: 82nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 104th in the regionMost Income Equality: 110th in the region

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