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Most Influential: 20thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 182ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 204th
The Dauphinate of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Unitatem per Diversitatem
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.028 billion

LeaderDauphin Theodore I
FaithImperial Cult

Animalshort-beaked common dolphin

The Dauphinate of Murden is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dauphin Theodore I with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.028 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 3,492 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 290,343 serens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little 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 182nd in the world and 1st in Europeia for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 8,452.19 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Influential: 20thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 182ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 204thLargest Welfare Programs: 234thHighest Average Tax Rates: 252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 253rdMost Inclusive: 299thMost Pacifist: 300thLargest Governments: 302ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 357thSafest: 386thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 391stMost Advanced Public Education: 432ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 449thMost Developed: 482ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 500thMost Beautiful Environments: 502ndMost Cultured: 504thNicest Citizens: 509thMost Subsidized Industry: 523rdLongest Average Lifespans: 545thMost Rebellious Youth: 635thLowest Crime Rates: 688thHighest Poor Incomes: 763rdSmartest Citizens: 772ndMost Efficient Economies: 827thHealthiest Citizens: 844thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 945thBest Weather: 947thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,236thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,236thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,299thHighest Average Incomes: 2,205thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,872ndHighest Economic Output: 3,429thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,008thMost Secular: 6,566thMost Stationary: 6,571stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,113thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,315thHighest Drug Use: 16,340thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,612thMost Politically Free: 18,075thLargest Populations: 20,839th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 25th in the regionMost Politically Free: 25th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 34th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 46th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 51st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 61st in the regionMost Secular: 62nd in the regionMost Extreme: 64th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 71st in the regionLargest Populations: 81st in the region

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