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Highest Drug Use: 2,611thLargest Populations: 6,458thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,583rd
The Gypsy Caravan of
Left-wing Utopia
Onward and upward and homeward bound
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Fairskies

Population20.953 billion

Currencypelt
Animalhorse

The Gypsy Caravan of Fairskies is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 20.953 billion Fairskiesians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 57.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Fairskiesian economy, worth 800 trillion pelts a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,218 pelts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Fairskies City to enjoy their national art, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, and the Fairskies Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Fairskies's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Fairskies is ranked 27,518th in the world and 12th in Taijitu for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,868.51 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Drug Use: 2,611thLargest Populations: 6,458thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,583rdLargest Black Market: 10,763rdTop
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Most Politically Free: 15,941stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,978thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,040thHighest Economic Output: 23,060thMost Cultured: 23,679th
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Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fairskies was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Fairskies was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 144 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 57 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 169 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 90 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 117 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 197 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 113 million infected.
  • : Fairskies was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Lady of Nai, curing 281 million infected.

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