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Refuge Isle

Population4.773 billion

Capitalthe Admin Tower
LeaderArch-Administrator Luca
FaithThe Zyqxuwy


The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Arch-Administrator Luca with a fair hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, national health service, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.773 billion Refugi hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Admin Tower. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Refugi economy, worth 894 trillion planets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 187,448 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing, television executives are interested in turning Arch-Administrator Luca's zany home life into a sitcom, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, and sometimes a single pallbearer is all you need. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Refuge Isle's national animal is the SimpleBot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Zyqxuwy.

Refuge Isle is ranked 5,774th in the world and 11th in Refugia for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,224.52 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 9thLeast Corrupt Governments: 163rdLargest Welfare Programs: 220thMost Compassionate Citizens: 296thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 305thSafest: 362ndNicest Citizens: 364thMost Inclusive: 397thMost Pacifist: 456thBest Weather: 498thMost Advanced Public Education: 589thMost Beautiful Environments: 593rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 631stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 642ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 761stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 793rdMost Developed: 869thHighest Average Tax Rates: 918thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,016thMost Devout: 1,144thHealthiest Citizens: 1,222ndMost Cultured: 1,229thLargest Governments: 1,369thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,440thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,492ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,889thSmartest Citizens: 2,248thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,649thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,122ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,529thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,774thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,034thHighest Average Incomes: 7,986thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,225thMost Influential: 9,191stMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,029thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,049thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,569thHighest Drug Use: 20,055thHighest Economic Output: 20,355thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,124th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the region

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