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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,811thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,994thMost Pacifist: 3,876th
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Flying Eagles

Population5.286 billion

CapitalDefender City

CurrencyPaper Defender

The Defenders of Flying Eagles is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Defender with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.286 billion Eagles are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Defender City. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Eagleian economy, worth 512 trillion Paper Defenders a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 96,874 Paper Defenders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Broken suspension systems are giving auto repair shops plenty of business, too many developers spoil the codebase, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and you can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Flying Eagles's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Defenderism.

Flying Eagles is ranked 7,690th in the world and 92nd in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,730.12 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Largest Welfare Programs: 2,811thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,994thMost Pacifist: 3,876thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,124thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,572ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,973rdMost Influential: 5,171stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,540thMost Inclusive: 5,556thSafest: 5,757thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,864thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,968thBest Weather: 6,318thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,729thHealthiest Citizens: 6,738thNicest Citizens: 6,851stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,690thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,098thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,337thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,714thLargest Governments: 11,511thTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,797thLowest Crime Rates: 14,090thMost Cultured: 16,471stMost Developed: 17,586thMost Secular: 17,619thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,060thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,230th
Largest Welfare Programs: 46th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 69th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 72nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 74th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 90th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 103rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 109th in the regionSafest: 109th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 117th in the region

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