by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,336th Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,678th Least Corrupt Governments: 4,310th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
We Appreciate Power
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Holographic Expanse

Population964 million

CurrencyRhizome
AnimalNeanderthal

The Nomadic Peoples of The Holographic Expanse is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 964 million Holographic Expanseans 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 large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Holographic Expansean economy, worth 118 trillion Rhizomes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 123,441 Rhizomes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, and the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holographic Expanse's national animal is the Neanderthal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Holographic Expanse is ranked 8,341st in the world and 252nd in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 93.98 Atheism Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,336thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,678thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,310thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,665thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,954thMost Influential: 5,008thMost Pacifist: 5,521stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,642ndMost Inclusive: 5,776thSafest: 5,796thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,531stMost Developed: 7,082ndSmartest Citizens: 7,687thMost Secular: 8,341stTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,649thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,857thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,059thNicest Citizens: 9,581stMost Rebellious Youth: 10,066thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,499thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,042ndMost Subsidized Industry: 11,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,193rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,236thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,298thLargest Governments: 12,938thLowest Crime Rates: 13,435thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,509thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,854thMost Efficient Economies: 15,327thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,779thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,859th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 92nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 113th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 119th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 132nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionMost Pacifist: 160th in the regionSafest: 160th in the regionMost Inclusive: 177th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 184th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 191st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 195th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 202nd in the regionMost Developed: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 221st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 223rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 234th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 243rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 247th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 252nd in the regionMost Secular: 252nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 273rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 275th in the regionLargest Governments: 310th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 319th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 337th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 359th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 369th in the regionMost Influential: 375th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 375th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 396th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 415th in the regionMost Cultured: 451st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 461st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 499th in the region

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