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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,571st Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,283rd Safest: 3,419th
The Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Secos

Population1.825 billion

CapitalRavenous
LeaderHuginn and Muninn

CurrencyRavens Feathers
AnimalRaven

The Empire of Secos is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Huginn and Muninn with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, smutty television, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.825 billion Secosians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravenous. The average income tax rate is 88.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Secosian economy, worth 145 trillion Ravens Feathers 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 Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 79,969 Ravens Feathers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued, and cars are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Secos's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Secos is ranked 31,474th in the world and 866th in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 66.44 on the Human Development Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,571stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,283rdSafest: 3,419thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,924thMost Pacifist: 4,079thMost Influential: 4,237thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,416thNicest Citizens: 5,059thMost Inclusive: 5,883rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,706thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,789thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,920thBest Weather: 10,152ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,333rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,378thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,634thMost Income Equality: 10,806thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,896thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,927thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,959thLargest Governments: 14,409thSmartest Citizens: 14,472nd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 93rd in the regionSafest: 95th in the regionMost Pacifist: 119th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 129th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 132nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Inclusive: 176th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 189th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 251st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 254th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 259th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 267th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 277th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 285th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 294th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 322nd in the regionMost Influential: 334th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 342nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 344th in the regionLargest Governments: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 377th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 395th in the regionMost Income Equality: 408th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 458th in the regionMost Cultured: 459th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 499th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 505th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Secos, cars are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Secos, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued.
  • : Following new legislation in Secos, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Secos endorsed The Sleeping Land of Kangarawa.
  • : Secos endorsed The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.
  • : Secos was endorsed by The Sleeping Land of Kangarawa.
  • : Secos was endorsed by The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.
  • : Following new legislation in Secos, genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Secos, tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments.
  • : Following new legislation in Secos, skateparks can be found in every city.

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