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The SLUthing of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
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Ratateague

Population23.65 billion

CapitalHoltmímir

Currencylabor credit
Animalflying squirrel

The SLUthing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 23.65 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, with Environment, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, 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 a remarkable 9,398 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 397,402 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, being dead no longer has any benefits, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, and polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums. 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 305th in the world and 2nd in The Social Liberal Union for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 23,141.53 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2ndSafest: 8thMost Developed: 11thHealthiest Citizens: 12thLongest Average Lifespans: 14thNicest Citizens: 21stMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rdHighest Food Quality: 27thMost Pacifist: 28thBest Weather: 31stMost Cheerful Citizens: 34thMost Inclusive: 47thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 62ndSmartest Citizens: 66thMost Beautiful Environments: 83rdLargest Publishing Industry: 99thMost Cultured: 110thHighest Poor Incomes: 183rdMost Advanced Public Education: 202ndMost Rebellious Youth: 283rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 305thLargest Governments: 339thMost Valuable International Artwork: 482ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 495thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 581stHighest Economic Output: 629thMost Efficient Economies: 658thLowest Crime Rates: 667thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 752ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 798thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 877thHighest Average Incomes: 878thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,027thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,217thMost Devout: 1,980thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,227thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,158thLargest Populations: 5,403rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,772ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,643rdNudest: 11,770thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,951stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,452nd
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionNudest: 15th in the regionMost Income Equality: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, being dead no longer has any benefits.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.

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