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Most Influential: 1,847thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,511thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,840th
The Federal Imperium of
New York Times Democracy
Kiu Kuraĝas Venki
Emperor Harry Norton II
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
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New Goldman

Population1.882 billion

CapitalDistrict of Nortonia
LeaderEmperor Harry Norton II
FaithThe Cult of Norton

CurrencyImperial Dollar
AnimalBald Eagle

The Federal Imperium of New Goldman is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Harry Norton II with a fair hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.882 billion Goldmanians 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 large, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of District of Nortonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Goldmanian economy, worth 281 trillion Imperial Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 149,562 Imperial Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 479,507 per year while the poor average 35,385, a ratio of 13.6 to 1.

A girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink, and more and more people are signing up for the government party. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Goldman's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Cult of Norton.

New Goldman is ranked 221,052nd in the world and 7,402nd in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -384.5 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Influential: 1,847thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,511thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,840thRudest Citizens: 4,241stMost Efficient Economies: 4,568thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,660thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,277thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,462ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,163rdNicest Citizens: 7,435thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,859thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,990thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,155thMost Inclusive: 9,407thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,266thMost Armed: 11,060thLargest Governments: 11,420thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,410thMost Cultured: 13,325thHighest Food Quality: 13,483rdMost Developed: 14,150thHighest Average Incomes: 14,406thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,463rdLargest Retail Industry: 15,447thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,500thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,720thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,999thSmartest Citizens: 16,244thLargest Black Market: 16,380thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,033rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,135thMost Politically Free: 18,573rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,533rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,611thLowest Crime Rates: 22,397th
Largest Welfare Programs: 121st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionRudest Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 178th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 207th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 227th in the regionMost Armed: 239th in the regionMost Politically Free: 254th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 264th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 271st in the regionNicest Citizens: 284th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 303rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 316th in the regionLargest Governments: 325th in the regionMost Inclusive: 352nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 375th in the regionMost Cultured: 381st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 443rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 446th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 446th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 465th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 482nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 483rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 517th in the regionLargest Black Market: 549th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 554th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 573rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 591st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 611th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 644th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 689th in the regionMost Patriotic: 707th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 740th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 748th in the region

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