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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,747thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,142ndMost Influential: 6,349th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
For equality of Class, Race and Gender
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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The Free City of Nelson

Population515 million

CapitalNelson City


The People's Republic of The Free City of Nelson is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its vat-grown people, ban on automobiles, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 515 million Nelsonians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nelson City. The average income tax rate is 75.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Nelsonian economy, worth 44.1 trillion Escudoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Pizza Delivery, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 85,724 Escudoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, vegetarianism is compulsory, and nude art is becoming wildly popular. Crime is almost non-existent. The Free City of Nelson's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Free City of Nelson is ranked 154,653rd in the world and 153rd in Conch Kingdom for Highest Economic Output, with 44.1 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,747thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,142ndMost Influential: 6,349thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,756thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,772ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,384thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,707thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,838thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,686thHighest Drug Use: 14,695thMost Politically Free: 16,127thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,525thMost Inclusive: 18,091stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,756thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,317thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,462ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,771stHighest Poor Incomes: 23,169th
Most Politically Free: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionTop
Nudest: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the region

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