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Most Secular: 784thMost Influential: 1,214thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,724th
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Union Lysk

Population6.575 billion



The Adventurous Republic of Union Lysk is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sovereign with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.575 billion Union Lyskians 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torrent. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Union Lyskian economy, worth 716 trillion deniers 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. Average income is an impressive 108,963 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, the children of Union Lysk are often remarked upon for their cheery attitude to extreme violence, and thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Union Lysk's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Nethelism.

Union Lysk is ranked 214,795th in the world and 539th in Europeia for Most Armed, with 0.18 Weapons Per Person.

Most Secular: 784thMost Influential: 1,214thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 2,724thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,033rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,695thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,857thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,958thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,085thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,123rdBest Weather: 4,233rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,655thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,921stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,022ndSmartest Citizens: 6,149thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,721stRudest Citizens: 8,948thHealthiest Citizens: 9,611thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,648thSafest: 11,393rdMost Inclusive: 12,219thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 14,091stLargest Governments: 14,410thMost Pacifist: 14,833rdLowest Crime Rates: 14,956thMost Cultured: 15,758thMost Developed: 17,098thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,835thMost Income Equality: 24,398th
Most Secular: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 33rd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 57th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 67th in the regionRudest Citizens: 68th in the regionBest Weather: 69th in the region

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