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Most Pacifist: 5,723rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,061stBest Weather: 7,043rd
The Watch how I Soar Nation of
Democratic Socialists
Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down
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A Leaf on the Wind

Population9.195 billion

LeaderEphraim Barnes


The Watch how I Soar Nation of A Leaf on the Wind is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Ephraim Barnes with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.195 billion BrownCoats are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serenity. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Leaf on the Windian economy, worth 438 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 47,637 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, the most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs, and street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Leaf on the Wind's national animal is the Parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Mirandaism.

A Leaf on the Wind is ranked 23,458th in the world and 655th in Balder for Most Income Equality, scoring 76.18 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Pacifist: 5,723rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,061stBest Weather: 7,043rdSafest: 8,325thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,674thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,750thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,385thNicest Citizens: 10,377thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,028thTop
Most Inclusive: 13,780thHighest Food Quality: 14,609thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,680thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,076thHealthiest Citizens: 17,148thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,389thSmartest Citizens: 18,092ndMost Cultured: 19,463rdLongest Average Lifespans: 21,702ndMost Income Equality: 23,458thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,672ndLowest Crime Rates: 25,436thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,058th
Most Pacifist: 277th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 286th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 290th in the regionBest Weather: 328th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 385th in the regionSafest: 442nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 449th in the regionNicest Citizens: 519th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 530th in the regionMost Influential: 653rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 655th in the regionMost Inclusive: 667th in the region

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