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Most Influential: 1,434thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,370thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,835th
The Stunning Stucco Strip Malls of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Ivory Tower Reality Disconnect Zone
If I must fall, I will rise each time as a better man.
Dalinar Kholin
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The Bigtopia

Population4.158 billion

CapitalUrithiru
LeaderDalinar Kholin
FaithVorinism

CurrencySpheres
AnimalSpren

The Stunning Stucco Strip Malls of The Bigtopia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dalinar Kholin with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.158 billion Bigtopians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urithiru. The average income tax rate is 58.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Bigtopian economy, worth 170 trillion Sphereses a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 41,023 Sphereses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, Pinkerton agents are called in to forcibly break up white collar strikes, and all Bigtopians love the taste of self-sufficiency. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Bigtopia's national animal is the Spren, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Vorinism.

The Bigtopia is ranked 54,918th in the world and 132nd in Thaecia for Most Developed, scoring 63.81 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,835thBest Weather: 3,978thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,273rdMost Pacifist: 5,847thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,020thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,030thMost Devout: 8,235thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,307thSafest: 9,401stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,855thHealthiest Citizens: 10,423rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,111thNicest Citizens: 11,164thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,840thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,292ndMost Inclusive: 16,262ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,704thMost Cultured: 21,605th
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the region

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