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The SLUthing of
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Ratateague

Population25.162 billion

CapitalHoltmímir

Currencylabor credit
Animalflying squirrel

The SLUthing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, genial nation, remarkable for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 25.162 billion Ratatekkers 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth an astonishing 10,231 trillion labor credits 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 406,639 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, Ratatekkers are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, and political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring. Crime is totally unknown. Ratateague's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ratateague is ranked 92nd in the world and 1st in The Social Liberal Union for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 67,617.9 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2ndSafest: 8thHealthiest Citizens: 10thMost Developed: 10thLongest Average Lifespans: 14thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21stNicest Citizens: 22ndHighest Food Quality: 25thMost Pacifist: 27thMost Cheerful Citizens: 30thBest Weather: 35thMost Inclusive: 49thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 64thSmartest Citizens: 66thMost Beautiful Environments: 86thLargest Publishing Industry: 92ndMost Cultured: 100thHighest Poor Incomes: 174thMost Advanced Public Education: 221stMost Rebellious Youth: 276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 304thLargest Governments: 343rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 505thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 532ndHighest Economic Output: 594thMost Efficient Economies: 628thMost Valuable International Artwork: 689thLowest Crime Rates: 697thMost Scientifically Advanced: 744thLargest Information Technology Sector: 861stHighest Average Incomes: 892ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 976thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 984thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,245thMost Devout: 2,170thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,176thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,351stLargest Populations: 5,256thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,578thMost Income Equality: 7,880thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,687thNudest: 11,873rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,092nd
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ratateague lodged a message on the The Social Liberal Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, Ratatekkers are fixin' ta comma any way they wanna.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, transgender and agender are on the education agenda.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Leader's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Holtmímir.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation.

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