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Most Pacifist: 6,626thMost Devout: 8,132ndSafest: 9,555th
The Love Sonnet of
Democratic Socialists
Home of the greatest sonnet ever written in the galaxy
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Canopus Planet

Population3.552 billion

CapitalCanopus City
LeaderPadraig Daniels

CurrencyFederation Credit
AnimalNightingale

The Love Sonnet of Canopus Planet is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Padraig Daniels with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 3.552 billion Canopusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canopus City. The average income tax rate is 78.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Canopus economy, worth 130 trillion Federation Credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,611 Federation Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes, and money can't buy love but mercy is entirely negotiable. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Canopus Planet's national animal is the Nightingale, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Canopus Planet is ranked 236,237th in the world and 226th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Most Secular, with 7.27 Atheism Rate.

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Most Pacifist: 6,626thMost Devout: 8,132ndSafest: 9,555thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,082ndNicest Citizens: 10,353rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,640thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,167thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,548thBest Weather: 14,162ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,413thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,595thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,499thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,171stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,156thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,857thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,277thMost Cultured: 23,337th
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, money can't buy love but mercy is entirely negotiable.
  • : Canopus Planet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes.
  • : Canopus Planet was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Canopus Planet was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence.
  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause.
  • : Following new legislation in Canopus Planet, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.

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