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Most Advanced Public Transport: 196thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 335thLargest Welfare Programs: 374th
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Cenotaph

Population15.219 billion

CapitalCenodelphia

CurrencyC-Note
Animalhermit crab

The Community of Cenotaph is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.219 billion Cenotaphians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cenodelphia. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Cenotaphian economy, worth a remarkable 2,469 trillion C-Notes 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 162,266 C-Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cenotaph's national animal is the hermit crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Cenotaph is ranked 222,853rd in the world and 529th in NationStates for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.28 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 196thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 335thLargest Welfare Programs: 374thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 463rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 547thMost Cheerful Citizens: 654thMost Advanced Public Education: 785thLeast Corrupt Governments: 845thMost Rebellious Youth: 850thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 878thMost Pacifist: 889thMost Developed: 931stMost Cultured: 1,099thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,111thHealthiest Citizens: 1,201stNicest Citizens: 1,220thBest Weather: 1,255thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,289thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,379thSafest: 1,397thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,617thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,624thMost Inclusive: 1,705thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,762ndLargest Governments: 2,098thTop
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Most Influential: 2,430thSmartest Citizens: 3,139thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,711thMost Efficient Economies: 5,659thHighest Economic Output: 6,358thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,986thLowest Crime Rates: 9,354thMost Stationary: 9,367thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,448thHighest Average Incomes: 11,762ndNudest: 12,012thTop
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Largest Populations: 16,212thMost Income Equality: 17,364thMost Secular: 20,441st
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionMost Income Equality: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 29th in the regionMost Politically Free: 37th in the regionMost Extreme: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the region

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