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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,095thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,348thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,643rd
The Democratic States of
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Economy
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Connotar

Population798 million

CapitalOld Kochina

CurrencyKeyte
AnimalExtinct Connotarian Gecko

The Democratic States of Connotar is a huge, safe nation, notable for its avant-garde cinema, soft-spoken computers, and state-planned economy. The compassionate population of 798 million Connotarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Kochina. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Connotarian economy, worth 52.0 trillion Keytes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 65,156 Keytes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda, Rupert Bear is considered to be the most risqué TV programme in Connotar, and smoking is banned in public areas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Connotar's national animal is the Extinct Connotarian Gecko, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Connotar is ranked 213,865th in the world and 123rd in RGBN for Most Primitive, scoring -151.42 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,095thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,348thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,643rdNicest Citizens: 9,178thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,398thBest Weather: 11,361stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,675thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,706thMost Pacifist: 12,719thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,633rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,326thMost Income Equality: 16,547thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,636thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,164thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,222ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,455thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,659thSafest: 20,495thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,919thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,738thHighest Average Tax Rates: 24,531st
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the region

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