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Most Inclusive: 1,202ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,277thNicest Citizens: 1,282nd
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Population6.303 billion

LeaderLuke Carlton
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Commonwealth of Reftaria is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Luke Carlton with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 6.303 billion Reftarians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jacobs. The average income tax rate is 40.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Reftarian economy, worth 932 trillion reftens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 147,964 reftens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

East Lebatuckese luxury goods are plundered by the working class of Reftaria, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble, and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Jacobs to enjoy their national art. Crime is totally unknown. Reftaria's national animal is the osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Reftaria is ranked 13,951st in the world and 366th in The East Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 147,964.46 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Inclusive: 1,202ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,277thNicest Citizens: 1,282ndMost Pacifist: 1,306thMost Devout: 1,358thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,404thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,810thBest Weather: 1,923rdTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,452ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,677thMost Cultured: 2,850thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,057thMost Influential: 3,678thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,893rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,782ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,757thLargest Retail Industry: 8,097thSmartest Citizens: 8,437thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,574thTop
Safest: 11,992ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,951stMost Developed: 14,706thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,805thHealthiest Citizens: 15,817thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,870thHighest Drug Use: 16,624thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,975thHighest Economic Output: 18,111thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,999thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,676th
Most Devout: 29th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionNicest Citizens: 38th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Pacifist: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 46th in the regionMost Inclusive: 47th in the regionBest Weather: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 71st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 98th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 159th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 214th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 215th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 224th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 225th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 226th in the regionMost Influential: 249th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 267th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 276th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 293rd in the regionLargest Populations: 342nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 366th in the regionSafest: 391st in the regionMost Stationary: 397th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 409th in the regionMost Developed: 412th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 463rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 468th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 493rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 504th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 573rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 610th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 679th in the regionLargest Governments: 683rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 719th in the region

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