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Largest Welfare Programs: 128th Most Developed: 249th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 252nd
The Imperial Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
The nation stands as the people unite.
Influence
Dealmaker
Secretary of Regional Affairs
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Provident Nation

Population11.959 billion

CapitalThe Royal Providence
LeaderLuis Defensor de la Patria
FaithChurch of Provident Nation

CurrencyProvident Sterling
Animalbrown sparrow

The Imperial Commonwealth of Provident Nation is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Luis Defensor de la Patria with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.959 billion Providenists 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, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Royal Providence. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Provident economy, worth a remarkable 3,053 trillion Provident Sterlings 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 255,363 Provident Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes, people are more interested in gossip about the private lives of politicians than their policies, saying "don't do anything that Luis Defensor de la Patria wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, and the nation's diplomatic missives are now delivered via sniper rifle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Provident Nation's national animal is the brown sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Church of Provident Nation.

Provident Nation is ranked 5,968th in the world and 2nd in Red Wolf Alliance for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 7,921.49 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 128thMost Developed: 249thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 270thMost Pacifist: 276thBest Weather: 282ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 284thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 284thMost Advanced Public Education: 298thLongest Average Lifespans: 307thNicest Citizens: 327thMost Beautiful Environments: 341stLowest Crime Rates: 345thHighest Average Tax Rates: 377thMost Compassionate Citizens: 406thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 406thHealthiest Citizens: 408thLargest Governments: 479thSafest: 565thSmartest Citizens: 589thHighest Poor Incomes: 711thLargest Publishing Industry: 973rdMost Cultured: 980thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,086thMost Efficient Economies: 1,141stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,286thMost Devout: 1,456thMost Inclusive: 1,620thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,659thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,569thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,771stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,033rdHighest Economic Output: 3,075thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,968thMost Influential: 7,766thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,768thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,225thLargest Populations: 14,851stMost Income Equality: 15,282ndNudest: 17,044th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the region

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