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Most Inclusive: 13thLeast Corrupt Governments: 31stMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th
The Technocracy of
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The Clockwork Republic

Population11.448 billion

CapitalCogwheel
LeaderClockwork Android Prototype

CurrencyCog
AnimalCrow

The Technocracy of The Clockwork Republic is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Clockwork Android Prototype with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.448 billion Clockwork Republicians 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 prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cogwheel. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Clockwork Republician economy, worth a remarkable 3,691 trillion Cogs 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 322,419 Cogs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms, Clockwork Android Prototype spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and the Intelligence services are renowned for their godless ways. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Clockwork Republic's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Clockwork Republic is ranked 557th in the world and 13th in the South Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 83.19 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Inclusive: 13thLeast Corrupt Governments: 31stMost Compassionate Citizens: 36thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47thNicest Citizens: 50thMost Pacifist: 55thMost Advanced Public Education: 74thSafest: 78thLargest Welfare Programs: 78thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 86thMost Developed: 89thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 105thLongest Average Lifespans: 105thSmartest Citizens: 106thHealthiest Citizens: 116thHighest Average Tax Rates: 119thMost Secular: 121stMost Beautiful Environments: 137thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 165thMost Advanced Public Transport: 166thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 176thLargest Governments: 177thLowest Crime Rates: 223rdMost Cultured: 224thBest Weather: 270thLargest Information Technology Sector: 300thMost Scientifically Advanced: 334thHighest Poor Incomes: 379thMost Cheerful Citizens: 557thMost Efficient Economies: 875thMost Subsidized Industry: 914thHighest Average Incomes: 1,556thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3,051stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,604thMost Stationary: 6,904thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,324thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,518thMost Influential: 12,571stMost Income Equality: 12,626thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,614th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionMost Stationary: 138th in the regionLargest Populations: 241st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 301st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 357th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 560th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 620th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the Intelligence services are renowned for their godless ways.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, Clockwork Android Prototype spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, the military is slashing spending on conventional arms and diverting it to spending on prosthetic arms.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Crowball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in The Clockwork Republic, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Clockwork Android Prototype's wardrobe.

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