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Most Influential: 1,750thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,701stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,088th
The Watch how I Soar Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down
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A Leaf on the Wind

Population6.526 billion

LeaderEphraim Barnes


The Watch how I Soar Nation of A Leaf on the Wind is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Ephraim Barnes with a fair hand, and renowned for its digital currency, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.526 billion BrownCoats love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serenity. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Leaf on the Windian economy, worth 229 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 35,108 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, a referendum must be held in order for any new law to be passed, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, and lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 225,046th in the world and 6,230th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -8.25 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 1,750thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4,701stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,088thBest Weather: 7,249thMost Pacifist: 7,701stSafest: 7,760thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,728thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,341stTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,285thNicest Citizens: 12,414thMost Inclusive: 16,203rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,297thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,154thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,365thMost Income Equality: 19,366thMost Cultured: 22,159thSmartest Citizens: 22,421stLongest Average Lifespans: 22,739th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 98th in the regionMost Pacifist: 161st in the regionSafest: 171st in the regionBest Weather: 177th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 186th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 217th in the regionNicest Citizens: 234th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 246th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 294th in the regionMost Inclusive: 307th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 333rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 359th in the regionMost Cultured: 429th in the regionMost Income Equality: 450th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 454th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 488th in the regionMost Stationary: 491st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 538th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 620th in the region

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