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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,264thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,491stMost Pacifist: 6,590th
The Queendom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Otters hugging each other makes my day
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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Le Paradoxe

Population639 million

CapitalApex Predator

Currencydraken
Animalorca

The Queendom of Le Paradoxe is a huge, genial nation, notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 639 million Le Paradoxeans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Apex Predator. The average income tax rate is 84.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Le Paradoxean economy, worth 50.2 trillion drakens 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 Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 78,633 drakens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Apex Predator Natural History Museum, international tensions are high as Le Paradoxe threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens, and the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Le Paradoxean Navy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Le Paradoxe's national animal is the orca, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Le Paradoxe is ranked 17,223rd in the world and 549th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 8,042.75 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,264thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,491stMost Pacifist: 6,590thMost Influential: 8,207thSafest: 10,128thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,382ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,457thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,550thBest Weather: 11,841stNicest Citizens: 11,847thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,927thTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,259thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,447thMost Income Equality: 12,517thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,801stLowest Crime Rates: 13,126thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,264thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,565thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,581stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,799thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,223rdMost Authoritarian: 17,749thHealthiest Citizens: 18,033rdMost Cultured: 19,016thLargest Governments: 21,279thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,371stHighest Poor Incomes: 21,561stMost Secular: 22,874th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 169th in the regionMost Pacifist: 223rd in the regionSafest: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 343rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 345th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 375th in the regionNicest Citizens: 376th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 378th in the regionBest Weather: 387th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 390th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 391st in the regionMost Inclusive: 399th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 405th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 458th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 462nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 488th in the regionMost Cultured: 539th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 549th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 552nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 561st in the regionMost Influential: 563rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 608th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 608th in the regionLargest Governments: 615th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 692nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 736th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 767th in the regionMost Secular: 790th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 799th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 824th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 845th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Le Paradoxe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Le Paradoxe, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Le Paradoxean Navy.
  • : Following new legislation in Le Paradoxe, international tensions are high as Le Paradoxe threatens any government with the audacity to arrest its citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Le Paradoxe, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Apex Predator Natural History Museum.
  • : Following new legislation in Le Paradoxe, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers.
  • : Following new legislation in Le Paradoxe, Le Paradoxeans incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Le Paradoxe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Le Paradoxe, the new national mascot has to be wheeled onto the field of play.
  • : Le Paradoxe endorsed The Empire of Biingus.
  • : Le Paradoxe endorsed The I Endorsed Zukchiva Have You of Modra.

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