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Nudest: 114thMost Stationary: 554thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,254th
The Kingdom of
Left-wing Utopia
Free
Influence
Contender
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Superb

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Upalong

Population30.56 billion

CapitalBluenose

Currencypiece-of-eight
Animalwhale

The Kingdom of Upalong is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 30.56 billion Upalongians 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 large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Social Policy, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bluenose. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but sluggish Upalongian economy, worth a remarkable 1,732 trillion pieces-of-eight a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 56,676 pieces-of-eight, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime is totally unknown. Upalong's national animal is the whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Upalong is ranked 236,533rd in the world and 35th in The Maritimes for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -10.49 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Top
1%
Nudest: 114thMost Stationary: 554thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,254thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,975thLargest Populations: 2,341stTop
5%
Most Pacifist: 4,130thSafest: 4,998thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,478thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,876thSmartest Citizens: 7,250thMost Influential: 7,367thMost Cultured: 7,807thHighest Economic Output: 9,988thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,992ndTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 13,065thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,814thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,998thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,340thNicest Citizens: 15,694thLargest Governments: 16,104thHighest Drug Use: 16,842ndMost Secular: 18,202ndMost Inclusive: 23,060thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,552nd
Top
10%
Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Dead.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Upalong was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.

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