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Least Corrupt Governments: 402ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 432ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 638th
The Unverified CII Prescriptions of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
[The creature stares at you.]
The Mighty Chest Hair of Palos Heights
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Palos Heights

Population6.898 billion

CapitalThunder Bluff
LeaderThe Mighty Chest Hair of Palos Heights
FaithArt Deco


The Unverified CII Prescriptions of Palos Heights is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by The Mighty Chest Hair of Palos Heights with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.898 billion DEMONYMADJS 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thunder Bluff. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Palos Heightsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,542 trillion dollars 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 223,686 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life, being The Mighty Chest Hair of Palos Heights has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and a soldier's body is a temple. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Palos Heights's national animal is the Bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Art Deco.

Palos Heights is ranked 190,022nd in the world and 321st in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -9.81 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 402ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 432ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 638thBest Weather: 733rdSafest: 863rdMost Beautiful Environments: 885thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,009thMost Developed: 1,268thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,400thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,580thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,673rdNicest Citizens: 1,861stHealthiest Citizens: 1,867thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,967thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,974thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,086thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,291stMost Influential: 2,327thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,366thMost Inclusive: 2,588thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,658thLargest Governments: 2,720thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,750thLowest Crime Rates: 3,345thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,598thMost Efficient Economies: 3,646thMost Cultured: 4,306thMost Pacifist: 4,627thHighest Average Incomes: 4,649thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,678thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,965thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,268thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,636thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,812thHighest Economic Output: 10,257thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,331stMost Secular: 14,342ndMost Income Equality: 17,257thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,291st
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 45th in the region

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