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Most Influential: 56th Most Rebellious Youth: 178th Most Advanced Public Transport: 307th
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The Salaxalans

Population15.341 billion

CapitalRime
LeaderSvlad Cjelli
FaithChronology

CurrencyDirk
AnimalElectric Monk

The Divine Potato Empire of The Salaxalans is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Svlad Cjelli with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.341 billion Salaxians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rime. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Salaxalansian economy, worth a remarkable 3,567 trillion Dirks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 232,574 Dirks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations, lending money has become a major liability, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. Crime is totally unknown. The Salaxalans's national animal is the Electric Monk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Chronology.

The Salaxalans is ranked 3,241st in the world and 12th in Spiritus for Most Devout, with 4,449.08 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 56thMost Rebellious Youth: 178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 307thMost Cultured: 409thMost Advanced Public Education: 498thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 541stMost Cheerful Citizens: 577thLargest Publishing Industry: 624thSmartest Citizens: 759thMost Developed: 817thMost Beautiful Environments: 851stHighest Average Tax Rates: 858thLeast Corrupt Governments: 899thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 929thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 960thHealthiest Citizens: 965thLongest Average Lifespans: 985thLargest Governments: 998thMost Pacifist: 1,096thNicest Citizens: 1,177thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,229thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,250thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,692ndBest Weather: 2,250thMost Stationary: 2,315thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,430thHighest Economic Output: 2,649thSafest: 3,090thMost Devout: 3,241stHighest Average Incomes: 3,659thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,973rdMost Inclusive: 5,077thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,725thTop
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Largest Populations: 9,680thLowest Crime Rates: 12,185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,980thMost Politically Free: 14,007th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the region

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