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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2ndSafest: 9th
The SLUthing of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Influence
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ratateague

Population22.249 billion

CapitalHoltmímir

Currencylabor credit
Animalflying squirrel

The SLUthing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.249 billion Ratatekkers 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth a remarkable 8,655 trillion labor credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 389,038 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, the long arm of the law possesses a rather slow hand, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, and the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly. Crime is totally unknown. Ratateague's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ratateague is ranked 1,196th in the world and 7th in The Social Liberal Union for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 7,819.22 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2ndSafest: 9thHealthiest Citizens: 11thMost Developed: 11thLongest Average Lifespans: 15thNicest Citizens: 23rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 25thMost Pacifist: 29thBest Weather: 30thMost Cheerful Citizens: 35thMost Inclusive: 44thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 69thSmartest Citizens: 71stMost Beautiful Environments: 87thLargest Publishing Industry: 107thMost Cultured: 110thHighest Poor Incomes: 147thMost Advanced Public Education: 189thMost Rebellious Youth: 264thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 281stLargest Governments: 328thMost Valuable International Artwork: 350thHighest Average Tax Rates: 500thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 661stHighest Economic Output: 662ndLowest Crime Rates: 665thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 680thMost Efficient Economies: 738thHighest Average Incomes: 866thMost Scientifically Advanced: 905thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 928thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,196thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,217thMost Devout: 1,856thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,637thLargest Populations: 5,551stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,207thMost Income Equality: 7,208thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,200thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,924thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16,629th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Income Equality: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the long arm of the law possesses a rather slow hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, brave curators do battle with disorganised government libraries.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.

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