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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 302ndMost Influential: 714thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,610th
The Most Serene Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Take me to your leader. Or... lead me to your taker.
Emma Peel
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French Bananastan

Population12.691 billion

CapitalArdis Hall
LeaderEmma Peel
Faithnone of anyone's business


The Most Serene Republic of French Bananastan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Emma Peel with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.691 billion French Bananastanians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardis Hall. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient French Bananastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,510 trillion Widgets a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,034 Widgets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, euthanasia is legal, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, and street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. French Bananastan's national animal is the Pangolin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none of anyone's business.

French Bananastan is ranked 7,936th in the world and 380th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 12,136.41 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 302ndMost Influential: 714thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,610thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,084thBest Weather: 2,092ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,157thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,720thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,892ndSafest: 2,951stMost Pacifist: 3,520thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,563rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,127thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,286thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,011thNicest Citizens: 5,021stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,388thHealthiest Citizens: 5,506thMost Inclusive: 5,682ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,845thHighest Food Quality: 5,893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,129thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,936thMost Developed: 8,047thMost Stationary: 8,219thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,382ndSmartest Citizens: 9,620thMost Cultured: 9,656thNudest: 11,107thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,348thLargest Governments: 11,440thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,700thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,542ndHighest Economic Output: 13,239thTop
Most Secular: 16,442ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,783rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,110thMost Efficient Economies: 21,625thMost Politically Free: 22,172ndLargest Populations: 24,815thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,888thHighest Average Incomes: 26,602nd
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 82nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 110th in the regionBest Weather: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 126th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 139th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 143rd in the regionSafest: 153rd in the regionMost Stationary: 162nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 167th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 176th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 187th in the regionMost Influential: 187th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 188th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 189th in the regionMost Pacifist: 207th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 225th in the regionNicest Citizens: 288th in the regionNudest: 289th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 309th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 327th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 332nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 347th in the regionMost Inclusive: 349th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 380th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 419th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 427th in the regionLargest Populations: 436th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 436th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 453rd in the regionMost Developed: 490th in the regionMost Cultured: 499th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 533rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 578th in the regionLargest Governments: 597th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 637th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 719th in the regionMost Secular: 781st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 876th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 893rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 904th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 920th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,108th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,153rd in the region

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