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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,522nd Least Corrupt Governments: 5,975th Most Pacifist: 10,356th
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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The Upper Low

Population380 million

Currencybitcoin
Animaldead dolphin

The Free Land of The Upper Low is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 380 million Upper Lowians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Upper Lowian economy, worth 29.9 trillion bitcoins a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 78,599 bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Interest in globalism never flags, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, international tensions are high as The Upper Low threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, and the Upper Lowian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Upper Low's national animal is the dead dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Upper Low is ranked 93,948th in the world and 3,514th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 298.28 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,522ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,975thTop
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Most Pacifist: 10,356thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,681stMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,797thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,311thMost Influential: 11,523rdNicest Citizens: 11,731st
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Least Corrupt Governments: 177th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 200th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 271st in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 306th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 310th in the regionNicest Citizens: 330th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 393rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 506th in the regionSafest: 559th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 563rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 564th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 578th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 578th in the region

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