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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,342ndMost Influential: 2,266thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,335th
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Population982 million

LeaderCaretaker Ferdinand Magellan


The Commonwealth of Magellum is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Caretaker Ferdinand Magellan with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 982 million Magellans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trinidad. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Magellan economy, worth 64.7 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 65,839 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There are no more heroes any more, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft, and things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Magellum's national animal is the egret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Magellum is ranked 14,061st in the world and 624th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,753.93 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,342ndMost Influential: 2,266thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,335thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,607thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,025thBest Weather: 6,940thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,636thNicest Citizens: 8,046thMost Inclusive: 8,721stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,060thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,875thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,131stHealthiest Citizens: 12,456thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,480thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,844thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,038thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,061stHighest Drug Use: 15,696thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,345thSafest: 18,470thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,529thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,498thMost Secular: 21,764thSmartest Citizens: 22,087thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,090thMost Income Equality: 23,097thLowest Crime Rates: 23,587th
Highest Drug Use: 191st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 212th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 261st in the regionBest Weather: 402nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 434th in the regionNicest Citizens: 453rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 471st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 527th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 540th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 606th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 606th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 620th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 624th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 684th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 710th in the regionMost Pacifist: 720th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 804th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 814th in the regionMost Influential: 821st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 901st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 912th in the regionSafest: 995th in the region

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