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Most Influential: 1,444thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,468thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,707th
The Stunning Stucco Strip Malls of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
If I must fall, I will rise each time as a better man.
Dalinar Kholin
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The Bigtopia

Population4.135 billion

LeaderDalinar Kholin


The Stunning Stucco Strip Malls of The Bigtopia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Dalinar Kholin with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, prohibition of alcohol, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.135 billion Bigtopians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urithiru. The average income tax rate is 58.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Bigtopian economy, worth 169 trillion Sphereses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 41,023 Sphereses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, and all Bigtopians love the taste of self-sufficiency. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bigtopia's national animal is the Spren, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Vorinism.

The Bigtopia is ranked 3,974th in the world and 11th in Thaecia for Best Weather, with 342 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Influential: 1,444thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,468thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,707thBest Weather: 3,974thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,268thMost Pacifist: 5,859thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,034thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,855thMost Devout: 8,266thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,315thSafest: 9,383rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,865thHealthiest Citizens: 10,421stMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,135thNicest Citizens: 11,170thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 13,837thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,276thMost Inclusive: 16,283rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,660thMost Cultured: 21,650th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionSafest: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the region

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