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Least Corrupt Governments: 480thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,006thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,152nd
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Population3.912 billion



The Friendship Bazooka of Lucabaduka is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Luca with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, soft-spoken computers, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.912 billion Refugi 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, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Floor-16. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient nonbinary economy, worth 529 trillion planets 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 and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 135,338 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, and all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lucabaduka's national animal is the simplebot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Defenderism.

Lucabaduka is ranked 4,875th in the world and 1st in Cities of the World for Most Cultured, scoring 161 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Least Corrupt Governments: 480thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,006thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,152ndNicest Citizens: 1,412thMost Inclusive: 1,419thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,479thSafest: 1,649thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,687thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,940thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,012thMost Pacifist: 2,126thHighest Food Quality: 2,219thBest Weather: 2,226thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,343rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,477thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,510thMost Developed: 2,889thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 3,264thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,275thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,229thSmartest Citizens: 4,611thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,660thLargest Governments: 4,813thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,817thMost Cultured: 4,875thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,304thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,999thLowest Crime Rates: 10,242ndMost Income Equality: 12,522ndMost Secular: 13,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,338thTop
Nudest: 15,290thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,899thMost Efficient Economies: 17,259thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,845thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,725thHighest Average Incomes: 21,810th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 264th in the regionMost Income Equality: 334th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 1,122nd in the region

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