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Most Influential: 1,856thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,844th
The Federal Imperium of
New York Times Democracy
Kiu Kuraĝas Venki
Emperor Harry Norton II
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New Goldman

Population1.887 billion

CapitalDistrict of Nortonia
LeaderEmperor Harry Norton II
FaithThe Cult of Norton

CurrencyImperial Dollar
AnimalBald Eagle

The Federal Imperium of New Goldman is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Harry Norton II with a fair hand, and renowned for its vat-grown people, frequent executions, and daily referendums. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.887 billion Goldmanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of District of Nortonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Goldmanian economy, worth 282 trillion Imperial Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 149,562 Imperial Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 479,507 per year while the poor average 35,385, a ratio of 13.6 to 1.

A girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink, and more and more people are signing up for the government party. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Goldman's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Cult of Norton.

New Goldman is ranked 13,468th in the world and 465th in the South Pacific for Highest Food Quality, scoring 136.68 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 3,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,844thRudest Citizens: 4,242ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,569thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,671stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,379thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,468thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,149thNicest Citizens: 7,430thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,865thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,971stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,160thMost Inclusive: 9,405thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,263rdMost Armed: 11,067thLargest Governments: 11,437thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,399thMost Cultured: 13,333rdHighest Food Quality: 13,468thMost Developed: 14,149thHighest Average Incomes: 14,419thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,428thLargest Retail Industry: 15,393rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,511thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,664thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,765thLargest Black Market: 16,125thSmartest Citizens: 16,244thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,906thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,074thMost Politically Free: 18,333rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,540thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,468thLowest Crime Rates: 22,380th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 120th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 142nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionRudest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 173rd in the regionMost Influential: 205th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 208th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 225th in the regionMost Armed: 228th in the regionMost Politically Free: 249th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 262nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 270th in the regionNicest Citizens: 282nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 301st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 315th in the regionLargest Governments: 324th in the regionMost Inclusive: 348th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 370th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 381st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 421st in the regionMost Developed: 440th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 445th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 465th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 475th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 481st in the regionLargest Black Market: 494th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 513th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 537th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 558th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 562nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 583rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 642nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 676th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 683rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 706th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 730th in the region

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