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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,638thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,251stNicest Citizens: 15,998th
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New Cryos

Population239 million

CurrencyMultiversal Bit
AnimalAether Drake

The Republic of New Cryos is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 239 million New Cryosians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 65.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong New Cryosian economy, worth 14.8 trillion Multiversal Bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Retail. Average income is 61,803 Multiversal Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", New Cryos has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, and crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Cryos's national animal is the Aether Drake, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

New Cryos is ranked 41,167th in the world and 168th in The Union of Democratic States for Safest, scoring 103.94 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,638thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,251stNicest Citizens: 15,998thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,204thMost Income Equality: 16,269thMost Inclusive: 16,365thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,055thMost Influential: 17,069th
Most Income Equality: 21st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 40th in the region

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