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Winter Aura

Population8.158 billion

CapitalGlacier Cavern
FaithWhatever

CurrencyAurum
AnimalPolar Bear

The Kingdom of Winter Aura is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 8.158 billion Winter Aurans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Glacier Cavern. The average income tax rate is 54.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Winter Auran economy, worth a remarkable 1,019 trillion Aurums a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 124,985 Aurums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects, and Leader's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Winter Aura's national animal is the Polar Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whatever.

Winter Aura is ranked 113,122nd in the world and 3,864th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 937.57 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Beautiful Environments: 3,769thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,293rdMost Influential: 5,358thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,632ndBest Weather: 6,032ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,489thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,628thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,281stMost Cultured: 7,369thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,489thMost Inclusive: 8,241stMost Developed: 9,504thSmartest Citizens: 9,834thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,952ndMost Stationary: 10,974thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,287thHighest Economic Output: 16,421stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,700thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,917thLowest Crime Rates: 18,748thMost Secular: 19,517thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,720thHighest Average Incomes: 20,458th
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Most Beautiful Environments: 79th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 101st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 123rd in the regionBest Weather: 140th in the regionMost Cultured: 159th in the regionMost Stationary: 168th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 183rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 185th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 186th in the regionMost Influential: 213th in the regionMost Inclusive: 213th in the regionMost Developed: 221st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 238th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 251st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 267th in the regionLargest Populations: 268th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 292nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 338th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 341st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 378th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 400th in the regionLargest Black Market: 400th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 404th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 454th in the regionLargest Governments: 456th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 489th in the regionMost Secular: 512th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 591st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 626th in the region

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