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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 184thMost Pacifist: 224thMost Compassionate Citizens: 244th
The Heldere n Betoverde Dimensie of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Dedicated to his very first home.
Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight
Influence
Envoy
Minister of National Development
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Garden at 6th Mile Road

Population6.307 billion

CapitalHolly's Treehouse in de Enchanted Forest
LeaderHolly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight
FaithFree Thinking Among Many Other Religions

CurrencySimple Subcubic Graph Func SSCG 3 Joule
AnimalVery Cute and Wonderfully Light-Made Cat

The Heldere n Betoverde Dimensie of Garden at 6th Mile Road is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Holly Symantha Radiance Lapia Starlight with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.307 billion Hollies love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holly's Treehouse in de Enchanted Forest. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Holly economy, worth a remarkable 1,395 trillion Simple Subcubic Graph Func SSCG 3 Joules 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 221,188 Simple Subcubic Graph Func SSCG 3 Joules, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, and every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Garden at 6th Mile Road's national animal is the Very Cute and Wonderfully Light-Made Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Free Thinking Among Many Other Religions.

Garden at 6th Mile Road is ranked 203,327th in the world and 17th in Singapore for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -19.29 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 184thMost Pacifist: 224thMost Compassionate Citizens: 244thNicest Citizens: 282ndMost Inclusive: 341stBest Weather: 348thSafest: 349thLeast Corrupt Governments: 353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 390thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 403rdMost Advanced Public Education: 412thMost Beautiful Environments: 433rdLargest Welfare Programs: 437thHighest Average Tax Rates: 482ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 536thMost Developed: 680thLargest Governments: 757thLowest Crime Rates: 758thMost Secular: 783rdLongest Average Lifespans: 789thHealthiest Citizens: 1,002ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,063rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,348thSmartest Citizens: 1,410thMost Cultured: 1,641stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,957thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,231stMost Efficient Economies: 2,452ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,925thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,742ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,750thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,839thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,850thMost Income Equality: 9,296thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,658thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,341st
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Garden at 6th Mile Road was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, Hollies struggle to cut tofu steak with a spoon.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, centuries-old marble buildings are being torn down and replaced with corrugated steel wind tunnels.
  • : Following new legislation in Garden at 6th Mile Road, hostage-takers offer loyalty scheme points for prompt payment.

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