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The Watch how I Soar Nation of
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Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down
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A Leaf on the Wind

Population7.364 billion

LeaderEphraim Barnes


The Watch how I Soar Nation of A Leaf on the Wind is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ephraim Barnes with an even hand, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.364 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, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serenity. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Leaf on the Windian economy, worth 269 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,548 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed, the government tries not to listen to the people unless it absolutely has to, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention, and manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job. 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 30,968th in the world and 776th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,523.58 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 5,341stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,638thMost Pacifist: 7,532ndBest Weather: 7,591stSafest: 7,722ndMost Influential: 8,559thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,850thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,217thNicest Citizens: 12,403rdLargest Publishing Industry: 15,349thMost Inclusive: 15,369thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,273rdHighest Food Quality: 16,492ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,420thMost Income Equality: 17,963rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,516thSmartest Citizens: 21,474thMost Cultured: 21,498th
Least Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionMost Pacifist: 168th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 172nd in the regionMost Influential: 173rd in the regionSafest: 175th in the regionBest Weather: 203rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 222nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 240th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 251st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 305th in the regionMost Inclusive: 313th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 355th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 365th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 370th in the regionMost Income Equality: 406th in the regionMost Cultured: 427th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 436th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 494th in the region

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