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Most Valuable International Artwork: 820thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,610thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,621st
The Kagenate of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Heir of the Lands of Peace
Influence
Sprat
Senator of Military Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Waterfall State

Population3.632 billion

CapitalHidden Waterfall
LeaderKage Ukataka Matsumoto
FaithNorthern Temples

CurrencyRyou
AnimalTailed Beast

The Kagenate of Waterfall State is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Kage Ukataka Matsumoto with an even hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate population of 3.632 billion Waterfalleans 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 Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hidden Waterfall. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Waterfallean economy, worth 666 trillion Ryous a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 183,446 Ryous, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, the people's love for Kage Ukataka Matsumoto is little more than self-preservation, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, and the nation leads the Pacific in per capita stalking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Waterfall State's national animal is the Tailed Beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Northern Temples.

Waterfall State is ranked 239,320th in the world and 5,786th in the Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.14 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 820thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 3,610thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,621stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,894thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,900thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,212thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,375thLargest Governments: 4,581stSafest: 4,662ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,749thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,849thMost Developed: 4,859thHealthiest Citizens: 4,960thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,163rdMost Inclusive: 5,805thLowest Crime Rates: 5,938thSmartest Citizens: 6,079thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,314thRudest Citizens: 7,645thHighest Average Incomes: 8,538thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,123rdMost Secular: 9,155thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,262ndMost Efficient Economies: 9,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,769thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,478thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,096thMost Cultured: 13,176thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,288thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,342ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,402ndNicest Citizens: 13,456thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,825thBest Weather: 14,977thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,216thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,731stMost Income Equality: 21,478th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 90th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 93rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 108th in the regionLargest Governments: 110th in the regionSafest: 116th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 116th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 126th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Developed: 129th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 145th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionMost Inclusive: 157th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionRudest Citizens: 184th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 194th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 210th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 221st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 230th in the regionMost Secular: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 236th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 288th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 295th in the regionMost Cultured: 300th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 318th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 321st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 335th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 340th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 344th in the regionNicest Citizens: 356th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 370th in the regionBest Weather: 374th in the regionMost Stationary: 460th in the regionLargest Populations: 596th in the region

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