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Most Secular: 1,062nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,383rd Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,447th
The Christmas Representative Dem of
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Science, technology, and advancement
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Techolandia

Population1.807 billion

CapitalCircuit City

Currencyasquele
Animalcyborg dog

The Christmas Representative Dem of Techolandia is a massive, safe nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.807 billion Techolanders enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Techolandian economy, worth 288 trillion asqueles a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 159,501 asqueles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Shanty towns have formed around the newly rebuilt commercial district, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Techolandia, and the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Techolandia's national animal is the cyborg dog, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Techolandia is ranked 11,889th in the world and 444th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 117.43 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,383rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,447thMost Developed: 5,439thHealthiest Citizens: 5,458thSmartest Citizens: 7,080thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,378thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,539thLowest Crime Rates: 7,592ndMost Pacifist: 7,617thMost Inclusive: 8,092ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,730thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,996thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,370thLargest Governments: 10,005thMost Efficient Economies: 10,330thHighest Average Incomes: 10,655thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,017thSafest: 11,889thRudest Citizens: 12,869thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,328thBest Weather: 15,217thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,363rd
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Most Secular: 36th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 113th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 114th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 163rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Developed: 181st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 215th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 224th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 261st in the regionLargest Governments: 266th in the regionMost Pacifist: 271st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 272nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 282nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 291st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 319th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 341st in the regionRudest Citizens: 342nd in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 391st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 418th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 419th in the regionSafest: 444th in the regionBest Weather: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 510th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 565th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 574th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 637th in the regionNicest Citizens: 671st in the region

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