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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,057thMost Influential: 1,426thMost Pacifist: 6,539th
The Cantonese Union of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Cantonese peoples, unite!
Xi Kai Sen
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Southern Cities

Population2.963 billion

CapitalHong Kong
LeaderXi Kai Sen
FaithSino-Christianity

CurrencyCantonese dollar
AnimalCantonese panda bear

The Cantonese Union of The Southern Cities is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Xi Kai Sen with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.963 billion Cantonese 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, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hong Kong. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Cantonese economy, worth 184 trillion Cantonese dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 62,333 Cantonese dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hong Kong has become the number one destination for urban exploration in The North Pacific, the number of students attending university has reached a record high, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, and the Department of Health is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Southern Cities's national animal is the Cantonese panda bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sino-Christianity.

The Southern Cities is ranked 54,665th in the world and 2,572nd in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 72.95 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,057thMost Influential: 1,426thTop
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Most Pacifist: 6,539thNicest Citizens: 7,226thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,308thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,237thSafest: 8,501stMost Inclusive: 8,856thBest Weather: 8,880thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,997thMost Devout: 9,764thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,636thHealthiest Citizens: 11,631stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,721stLargest Welfare Programs: 13,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,656thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,882ndMost Beautiful Environments: 15,887thMost Cultured: 15,905thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,202ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,645thLowest Crime Rates: 18,674thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,708th
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Most Pacifist: 366th in the regionMost Devout: 407th in the regionNicest Citizens: 411th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 413th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 422nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 429th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 434th in the regionTop
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Safest: 469th in the regionBest Weather: 486th in the regionMost Inclusive: 527th in the regionMost Influential: 585th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 596th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 634th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 704th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 717th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 719th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 779th in the regionMost Cultured: 787th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 809th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 830th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 896th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 931st in the region

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