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The Fanciful Tales of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Let the phones be smart; we need to be something deeper
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Truckler
Founder / Arch-Administrator
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Refuge Isle

Population5.214 billion

Capitalthe Admin Tower
LeaderArch-Administrator Luca
FaithThe Zyqxuwy

Currencyplanet
AnimalSimpleBot

The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Arch-Administrator Luca with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 5.214 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Admin Tower. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Refugi economy, worth a remarkable 1,038 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 Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,136 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Arch-Administrator Luca to meetings with foreign heads of state, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room, and surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Refuge Isle's national animal is the SimpleBot, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Zyqxuwy.

Refuge Isle is ranked 228,821st in the world and 203rd in Refugia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -9.09 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11thLeast Corrupt Governments: 139thLargest Welfare Programs: 193rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 257thMost Compassionate Citizens: 258thNicest Citizens: 305thSafest: 316thMost Inclusive: 339thMost Pacifist: 387thBest Weather: 445thMost Advanced Public Education: 493rdMost Beautiful Environments: 547thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 568thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 632ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 685thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 725thMost Developed: 758thHighest Average Tax Rates: 804thLongest Average Lifespans: 870thHealthiest Citizens: 1,058thMost Cultured: 1,151stLargest Governments: 1,170thMost Devout: 1,285thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,295thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,419thLowest Crime Rates: 1,511thSmartest Citizens: 1,889thMost Efficient Economies: 1,981stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,368thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,979thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,972ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,828thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,055thMost Influential: 7,736thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,268thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,302ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,306thHighest Drug Use: 17,098thHighest Economic Output: 17,835th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionNudest: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Refuge Isle was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Refuge Isle resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Arch-Administrator Luca to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Refuge Isle, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Refuge Isle lodged a message on the Refugia Regional Message Board.

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