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Most Advanced Public Education: 186th Most Inclusive: 342nd Most Developed: 433rd
The Rose Commune of
Left-wing Utopia
Ego vero custos mei fratris sum.
Regional Influence
Duckspeaker
Comrade Off-Site Administrator
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Rose Commune of Caelapes is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Victor Linden with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.352 billion Caelapenes 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, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scva. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Caelapitan economy, worth a remarkable 2,832 trillion rosariuses 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 led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. Average income is an amazing 212,161 rosariuses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is avowedly secular, the government spends millions of rosariuses every year prosecuting spammers, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, and a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. Crime is totally unknown. Caelapes's national animal is the blue-billed duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is state atheism.

Caelapes is ranked 933rd in the world and 20th in The Internationale for Nicest Citizens, with 67.83 Average Smiles Per Day.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 186thMost Inclusive: 342ndMost Developed: 433rdLargest Welfare Programs: 468thHighest Average Tax Rates: 503rdHighest Poor Incomes: 521stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 567thSmartest Citizens: 576thLongest Average Lifespans: 649thMost Compassionate Citizens: 652ndLargest Governments: 675thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 733rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 734thMost Advanced Public Transport: 755thMost Pacifist: 850thMost Subsidized Industry: 886thHealthiest Citizens: 894thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 924thNicest Citizens: 933rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 976thMost Beautiful Environments: 979thMost Cultured: 1,040thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,095thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,654thLowest Crime Rates: 1,952ndMost Secular: 2,248thMost Income Equality: 2,493rdHighest Economic Output: 2,623rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,896thBest Weather: 3,276thMost Influential: 3,626thHighest Average Incomes: 3,766thSafest: 4,558thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,969thLargest Populations: 8,055thTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,574thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,229thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,543rdHighest Drug Use: 11,387thMost Extreme: 11,598thNudest: 12,435th
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Highest Economic Output: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 33rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 34th in the regionMost Extreme: 37th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 42nd in the regionBest Weather: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, the government spends millions of rosariuses every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Caelapes's influence in The Internationale fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, the government is avowedly secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, snap elections are called over every minor impasse.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Caelapes, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Caelapes suppressed a post on the The Internationale Regional Message Board.
  • : Caelapes ejected and banned The Republic of Grasca from The Internationale.

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