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The Free States of Gotham

Population10.049 billion

CapitalGotham City
LeaderBruce Wayne

CurrencyBottle Cap

The United States of The Free States of Gotham is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bruce Wayne with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.049 billion Free States of Gothamians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gotham City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Free States of Gothamian economy, worth a remarkable 1,960 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 195,140 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", recognizing the Free States of Gothamian flag qualifies you for citizenship, agreeing to appear on TV is often the best way to access social care, and veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Free States of Gotham's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Free States of Gotham is ranked 203,082nd in the world and 6,353rd in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -10.77 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 284thLargest Welfare Programs: 440thMost Pacifist: 502ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 574thMost Advanced Public Transport: 605thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 641stMost Compassionate Citizens: 718thSafest: 733rdNicest Citizens: 776thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 789thHighest Average Tax Rates: 825thMost Advanced Public Education: 853rdMost Inclusive: 926thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,121stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,146thLargest Governments: 1,161stMost Developed: 1,231stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,528thMost Cultured: 1,588thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,691stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,730thBest Weather: 1,760thHealthiest Citizens: 1,842ndSmartest Citizens: 2,017thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,174thMost Influential: 2,293rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,398thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,679thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,863rdMost Secular: 5,360thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,054thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,463rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,788thHighest Economic Output: 7,542ndMost Stationary: 8,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,428thTop
Nudest: 11,163rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,843rdMost Efficient Economies: 17,286thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,447th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 51st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 52nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 66th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 81st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionMost Stationary: 116th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 135th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 146th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 147th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 147th in the regionMost Secular: 158th in the regionNudest: 198th in the regionLargest Populations: 204th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 252nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 263rd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 340th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 396th in the region

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