by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,754thMost Influential: 3,559thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,525th
The Borderlands of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
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New Petra

Population1.915 billion

CapitalFree Heap
LeaderAli Oseram

Currencydollar
Animalowl

The Borderlands of New Petra is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ali Oseram with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.915 billion New Petrans 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.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Free Heap. The average income tax rate is 76.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse New Petran economy, worth 111 trillion dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 58,331 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students and teachers are regularly stopped and searched for symbols of religious affiliation before class, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents, there have been reports of people marrying housepets, and the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Petra's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

New Petra is ranked 219,449th in the world and 1,187th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.34 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,754thMost Influential: 3,559thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,525thMost Pacifist: 7,943rdSafest: 9,537thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,185thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,274thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,448thNicest Citizens: 12,564thMost Inclusive: 14,223rdBest Weather: 18,445thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,040thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,905thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,942ndMost Subsidized Industry: 20,788thMost Income Equality: 21,118thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,385thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,052nd
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Largest Welfare Programs: 57th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 115th in the regionMost Income Equality: 118th in the region

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