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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 300thMost Influential: 516thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,999th
The Free People's State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Ivory Tower Reality Disconnect Zone
For solidarity between our working peoples.
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Solmetria

Population3.698 billion

CapitalSoliste

Currencysol coin
Animalhomo sapiens

The Free People's State of Solmetria is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.698 billion Solmetrians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soliste. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Solmetrian economy, worth 362 trillion sol coins 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 97,941 sol coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, and the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Solmetria's national animal is the homo sapiens, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Solmetria is ranked 197,949th in the world and 8,881st in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -53.73 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 300thMost Influential: 516thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,999thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,456thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,850thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,894thNicest Citizens: 7,556thMost Secular: 7,666thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,523rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,088thSafest: 10,456thTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,153rdMost Pacifist: 11,180thMost Cultured: 11,312thMost Developed: 11,558thHealthiest Citizens: 12,454thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,505thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,997thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,475thSmartest Citizens: 14,796thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,798thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,415thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,722ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,853rdLargest Welfare Programs: 17,506thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,905thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,022ndBest Weather: 20,535th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 160th in the regionMost Influential: 163rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 178th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 232nd in the regionMost Secular: 410th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 410th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 428th in the regionNicest Citizens: 431st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 519th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 541st in the regionSafest: 566th in the regionMost Cultured: 585th in the regionMost Pacifist: 628th in the regionMost Developed: 663rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 667th in the regionMost Inclusive: 672nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 698th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 704th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 743rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 775th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 784th in the regionMost Stationary: 810th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 846th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 848th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 868th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 895th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 953rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 955th in the region

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