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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,269thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,624thMost Influential: 2,739th
The Borderlands of
Left-wing Utopia
Unity in Diversity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Sympathy Mesa

Population784 million

CapitalHalcyon
LeaderWenis the Eviscerator

Currencysoul
AnimalEuropean polecat

The Borderlands of Sympathy Mesa is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Wenis the Eviscerator with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic population of 784 million Sympathy Mesans 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 Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sympathy Mesan economy, worth 56.3 trillion souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Cheese Exports. Average income is 71,765 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Sympathy Mesans, and police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sympathy Mesa's national animal is the European polecat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sympathy Mesa is ranked 21,559th in the world and 982nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,163.44 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,269thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,624thMost Influential: 2,739thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,882ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,336thMost Inclusive: 7,327thSafest: 7,410thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,329thHealthiest Citizens: 8,357thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,459thBest Weather: 8,588thNicest Citizens: 8,596thMost Pacifist: 10,155thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,362ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,106thTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,958thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,359thLowest Crime Rates: 14,433rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,600thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,626thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,766thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,473rdSmartest Citizens: 16,677thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,728thMost Secular: 16,730thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,061stMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,559thMost Cultured: 21,839thLargest Governments: 23,625th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 148th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 204th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 358th in the regionSafest: 427th in the regionMost Inclusive: 445th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 471st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 476th in the regionBest Weather: 487th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 488th in the regionNicest Citizens: 491st in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 525th in the regionMost Income Equality: 552nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 586th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 649th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 709th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 723rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 725th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 752nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 834th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 839th in the regionMost Secular: 862nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 866th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 870th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 878th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 882nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 883rd in the regionMost Influential: 891st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 982nd in the region

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