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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 71stMost Influential: 274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 472nd
The Cybernetic Utopia of
Left-Leaning College State
I find your lack of thingamabobs disturbing.
S'C'U'T'T'L'E
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Steampunk Ariel

Population4.579 billion

CapitalAtlantica
LeaderS'C'U'T'T'L'E
FaithAnimism

Currencyseashell
Animalclockwork crayon ponyfish

The Cybernetic Utopia of Steampunk Ariel is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by S'C'U'T'T'L'E with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.579 billion Cybernetic Mermaids enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantica. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cybernetic economy, worth 539 trillion seashells a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 117,847 seashells, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. Crime is totally unknown. Steampunk Ariel's national animal is the clockwork crayon ponyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Animism.

Steampunk Ariel is ranked 236,491st in the world and 8,944th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 32.71 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 71stMost Influential: 274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 472ndTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,759thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,722ndMost Cultured: 7,397thLargest Retail Industry: 7,594thNicest Citizens: 8,166thMost Pacifist: 8,190thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,483rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,536thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,642ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,927thMost Devout: 10,509thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,648thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,738thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,409thMost Efficient Economies: 12,454thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,517thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,398thBest Weather: 14,952ndMost Developed: 15,186thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,228thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,569thHighest Drug Use: 15,784thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,430thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,082ndLargest Black Market: 17,665thSmartest Citizens: 18,202ndLargest Governments: 24,202ndHighest Average Incomes: 24,415th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 55th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 66th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 173rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 258th in the regionMost Cultured: 377th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 419th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 426th in the regionMost Devout: 439th in the regionNicest Citizens: 458th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 479th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 529th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 546th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 575th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 604th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 665th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 666th in the regionLargest Black Market: 704th in the regionNudest: 722nd in the regionMost Stationary: 744th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 750th in the regionMost Inclusive: 754th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 760th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 821st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 822nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 828th in the regionBest Weather: 855th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 855th in the regionMost Developed: 864th in the regionRudest Citizens: 882nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 889th in the region

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