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Refuge Isle

Population3.37 billion

Capitalthe Admin Tower
LeaderArch-Administrator McGrath
FaithThe Zyqxuwy

Currencyplanet
Animalsimplebot

The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Arch-Administrator McGrath with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.37 billion Refugi 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Admin Tower. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Refugi economy, worth 471 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 Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 139,956 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, the annual budget is heralded by the Treasury Minister donning a fake plastic mustache and giant star-shaped glasses, and the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally. 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 141,904th in the world and 36th in Refugia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 174.79 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 15thLargest Welfare Programs: 171stLeast Corrupt Governments: 291stMost Compassionate Citizens: 532ndNicest Citizens: 601stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 644thSafest: 654thMost Pacifist: 676thMost Advanced Public Education: 703rdMost Inclusive: 762ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 780thBest Weather: 824thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,080thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,204thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,229thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,275thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,600thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,714thMost Developed: 1,896thMost Devout: 1,913thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,005thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,726thMost Cultured: 2,815thLargest Governments: 2,903rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,104thSmartest Citizens: 4,194thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,706thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,795thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,967thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,899thMost Efficient Economies: 6,916thNudest: 10,280thTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,803rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,940thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,768thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,092ndMost Politically Free: 20,816th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, the annual budget is heralded by the Treasury Minister donning a fake plastic mustache and giant star-shaped glasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, public incontinence is a growing problem amongst the nation's women.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, Arch-Administrator McGrath panders to nontraditional families.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Refuge Isle granted Communications authority and removed Appearance authority from The Parliamentary Republic of Melenavenia as Councillor of Internal Affairs in Refugia.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.

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