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Largest Welfare Programs: 10thMost Advanced Public Education: 24thLeast Corrupt Governments: 48th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Get up for the down stroke
Influence
Enforcer
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Crooked Beat

Population35.204 billion

LeaderStar Child

CurrencyPyramid
AnimalUnfunky UFO

The People's Republic of The Crooked Beat is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Star Child with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 35.204 billion Crooked Beatians 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, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Social Policy, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Crooked Beatian economy, worth a remarkable 9,549 trillion Pyramids a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 271,256 Pyramids, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Crooked Beat City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, and tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. Crime is totally unknown. The Crooked Beat's national animal is the Unfunky UFO, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Crooked Beat is ranked 215,464th in the world and 11th in A Modern World for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -54.06 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 10thMost Advanced Public Education: 24thLeast Corrupt Governments: 48thMost Rebellious Youth: 96thNicest Citizens: 100thMost Compassionate Citizens: 107thMost Cheerful Citizens: 165thMost Pacifist: 181stMost Cultured: 202ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 259thSmartest Citizens: 287thHighest Food Quality: 347thLargest Publishing Industry: 377thLargest Governments: 410thMost Developed: 417thHealthiest Citizens: 426thSafest: 431stLongest Average Lifespans: 467thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 523rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 530thHighest Economic Output: 558thMost Inclusive: 603rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 706thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 730thMost Beautiful Environments: 816thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 854thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,092ndLargest Populations: 1,337thLowest Crime Rates: 1,342ndBest Weather: 2,101stTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,711thHighest Average Incomes: 2,869thMost Efficient Economies: 3,880thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,798thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,131stMost Influential: 9,246thNudest: 10,008thTop
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Most Patriotic: 13,006thMost Secular: 13,503rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,146thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,600thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,956thMost Income Equality: 21,118th
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Highest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Crooked Beat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, The Crooked Beat City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, government ministers have eclectic tastes in curtains.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, walking to the local pizza parlour earns a lovely sports participation ribbon.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, recognizing the Crooked Beatian flag qualifies you for citizenship.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class.
  • : Following new legislation in The Crooked Beat, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.

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