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Most Influential: 1,624thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,497th
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

Population6.457 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 notable for its avant-garde cinema, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.457 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 226 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 167,202nd in the world and 4,563rd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Black Market, with 82.6 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 1,624thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 4,686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,497thBest Weather: 7,233rdMost Pacifist: 7,709thSafest: 7,742ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,734thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,292ndTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,281stNicest Citizens: 12,409thMost Inclusive: 16,218thHealthiest Citizens: 16,314thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,944thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,613thMost Income Equality: 19,297thMost Cultured: 22,211thSmartest Citizens: 22,394thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,911th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 157th in the regionMost Pacifist: 161st in the regionSafest: 173rd in the regionBest Weather: 175th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 216th in the regionNicest Citizens: 234th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 245th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 289th in the regionMost Inclusive: 312th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 327th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 364th in the regionMost Income Equality: 426th in the regionMost Cultured: 434th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 446th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 491st in the regionMost Stationary: 494th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 542nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 622nd in the region

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