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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,327thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,628thMost Influential: 2,944th
The Borderlands of
Left-wing Utopia
Unity in Diversity
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Sympathy Mesa

Population741 million


AnimalEuropean polecat

The Borderlands of Sympathy Mesa is a huge, genial nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 741 million Sympathy Mesans 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon. The average income tax rate is 80.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sympathy Mesan economy, worth 52.6 trillion souls 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 Cheese Exports and Tourism. Average income is 71,002 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

SM-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sympathy Mesa's national animal is the European polecat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sympathy Mesa is ranked 5,185th in the world and 474th in The North Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 81.88 Bank.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,327thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,628thMost Influential: 2,944thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,799thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,185thSafest: 7,518thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,966thMost Inclusive: 8,097thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,497thNicest Citizens: 8,767thHealthiest Citizens: 9,286thBest Weather: 9,789thMost Pacifist: 10,637thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,929thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,942ndTop
Most Income Equality: 13,573rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,344thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,064thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,475thLowest Crime Rates: 15,540thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,596thMost Secular: 16,962ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,059thSmartest Citizens: 17,250thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,675thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,121stMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,312thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,393rdMost Cultured: 21,090th
Least Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 205th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 330th in the regionSafest: 438th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 474th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 487th in the regionMost Inclusive: 496th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 512th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 533rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 563rd in the regionBest Weather: 569th in the regionMost Pacifist: 612th in the regionMost Income Equality: 620th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 701st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 760th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 763rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 772nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 808th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 862nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 870th in the regionMost Secular: 885th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 886th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 906th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 908th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 913th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 918th in the regionMost Influential: 925th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 936th in the region

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