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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,390thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,268thSafest: 4,359th
The Grand Principality of
Left-wing Utopia
Saltem non Sumus Moderatoria
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.797 billion

CapitalVeliky Novgorod
LeaderLukas Boretskaya
FaithNovgorodian Eastern Orthodoxy

CurrencyNovgorodian Ruble
AnimalRussian Bear

The Grand Principality of Novgorod-Pskov is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Lukas Boretskaya with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, pith helmet sales, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 4.797 billion Novgorod-Pskovians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Veliky Novgorod. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Novgorod-Pskovian economy, worth 533 trillion Novgorodian Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 111,120 Novgorodian Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons, and drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Novgorod-Pskov's national animal is the Russian Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Novgorodian Eastern Orthodoxy.

Novgorod-Pskov is ranked 8,940th in the world and 133rd in Europe for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 11,431.46 on the Edu-tellignceŽ Test Score.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,390thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,268thSafest: 4,359thMost Pacifist: 4,402ndNicest Citizens: 4,594thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,595thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,828thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,948thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,065thMost Inclusive: 5,372ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,496thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,323rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,328thMost Cultured: 7,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,530thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,283rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,310thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,466thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,940thBest Weather: 9,077thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,944thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,507thLargest Governments: 11,786thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 12,623rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,186thMost Income Equality: 14,509thSmartest Citizens: 14,877thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,894thLowest Crime Rates: 16,509thMost Developed: 18,413thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,374thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,862nd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 45th in the regionMost Income Equality: 53rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 59th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 62nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 62nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionSafest: 75th in the regionMost Pacifist: 81st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 84th in the regionNicest Citizens: 85th in the regionNudest: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 96th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 102nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 108th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 108th in the region

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