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Refuge Isle

Population4.737 billion

Capitalthe Admin Tower
LeaderArch-Administrator Luca
FaithThe Zyqxuwy


The Fanciful Tales of Refuge Isle is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Arch-Administrator Luca with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.737 billion Refugi hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Admin Tower. The income tax rate is 100.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Refugi economy, worth 882 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 186,263 planets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's an aura of pseudoscience around academia, an endless multinational bureaucracy connects the Red Bloc, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned, and hardline members of the Red Bloc consider Arch-Administrator Luca a filthy revisionist traitor. 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 241,191st in the world and 204th in Refugia for Highest Disposable Incomes, with zero Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 8thLeast Corrupt Governments: 164thLargest Welfare Programs: 222ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 299thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 314thNicest Citizens: 367thSafest: 382ndMost Inclusive: 400thMost Pacifist: 471stBest Weather: 516thMost Advanced Public Education: 588thMost Beautiful Environments: 621stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 651stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 659thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 809thMost Developed: 899thHighest Average Tax Rates: 949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 951stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,049thMost Devout: 1,148thMost Cultured: 1,238thHealthiest Citizens: 1,249thLargest Governments: 1,419thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,464thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,492ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,940thSmartest Citizens: 2,281stTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,646thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,623rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,313thHighest Average Incomes: 8,058thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,320thMost Influential: 9,453rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,160thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,227thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,386thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,253rdHighest Drug Use: 20,155thHighest Economic Output: 20,634thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,964th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Sylh Alanor, Araine, Liphia, and Ongmonnif.

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