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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 293rdMost Influential: 779thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,503rd
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

Population14.873 billion

CapitalArdis Hall
LeaderEmma Peel
Faithnone of anyone's business


The Most Serene Republic of French Bananastan is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Emma Peel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, parental licensing program, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.873 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 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient French Bananastanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,782 trillion Widgets a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,867 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 170,324th in the world and 3,828th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -2 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 293rdMost Influential: 779thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,503rdBest Weather: 2,135thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,533rdSafest: 3,096thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,127thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 3,425thMost Pacifist: 3,695thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,015thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,312thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,007thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,265thNicest Citizens: 5,480thHealthiest Citizens: 5,641stMost Inclusive: 6,288thHighest Food Quality: 6,306thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,415thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,283rdMost Stationary: 7,460thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,018thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,109thMost Developed: 8,334thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,437thSmartest Citizens: 9,755thMost Cultured: 10,457thLargest Governments: 12,003rdHighest Economic Output: 12,378thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,405thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,436thNudest: 13,933rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,435thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 18,727thMost Secular: 18,738thLowest Crime Rates: 19,721stLargest Populations: 23,182ndMost Efficient Economies: 25,894thLargest Information Technology Sector: 27,520thMost Income Equality: 28,828thMost Politically Free: 29,286thHighest Average Incomes: 30,099th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 113th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 115th in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionMost Stationary: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 144th in the regionSafest: 170th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 175th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 180th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 188th in the regionMost Influential: 215th in the regionMost Pacifist: 226th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 230th in the regionMost Politically Free: 249th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 294th in the regionNicest Citizens: 324th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 332nd in the regionNudest: 346th in the regionMost Inclusive: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 370th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 373rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 379th in the regionLargest Populations: 400th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 406th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 410th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 414th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 443rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 461st in the regionMost Developed: 473rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 517th in the regionMost Cultured: 517th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 597th in the regionLargest Governments: 603rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 631st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 645th in the regionMost Secular: 753rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 887th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 928th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 939th in the region

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