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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 23,222ndMost Rebellious Youth: 25,309th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
NMoA Legends Collection: Qi Baishi 6/10
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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A Branch of Persimmon and a Butterfly

Population1.166 billion


The Republic of A Branch of Persimmon and a Butterfly is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its burgeoning dolphin population. The hard-nosed population of 1.166 billion Branch of Persimmon and a Butterflyians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 19.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Branch of Persimmon and a Butterflyian economy, worth 54.2 trillion pesos a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 46,488 pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, politicians live in luxury, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags, and the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag. Crime is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Branch of Persimmon and a Butterfly's national animal is the dolphin.

A Branch of Persimmon and a Butterfly is ranked 115,093rd in the world and 543rd in NationStates Museum of Art for Highest Crime Rates, with 6.01 crimes per hour.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 23,222ndMost Rebellious Youth: 25,309th
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionNudest: 30th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 34th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 41st in the regionMost Armed: 46th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 50th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 54th in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the region

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