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The United Republics of
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Normandy and Picardy

Population13.094 billion

CapitalRouen
LeaderConseil des Républiques

CurrencyNormand Franc
AnimalLion

The United Republics of Normandy and Picardy is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Conseil des Républiques with an even hand, and notable for its national health service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, humorless population of 13.094 billion Normands are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rouen. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The all-consuming Normand economy, worth a remarkable 1,411 trillion Normand Francs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 107,781 Normand Francs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

The government's giant servers are often used as a tourist trap, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, people who tease dwarfs are being cut down to size, and cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Normandy and Picardy's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Normandy and Picardy is ranked 190,864th in the world and 215th in Social Liberal Union for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 43.47 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 591stSafest: 1,117thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,433rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,450thMost Pacifist: 1,618thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,305thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,389thMost Influential: 2,453rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,784thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,103rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,203rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,268thLowest Crime Rates: 3,421stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,519thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,820thNicest Citizens: 4,187thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,438thLargest Governments: 5,557thMost Cultured: 6,058thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,205thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,456thMost Inclusive: 6,735thSmartest Citizens: 10,132ndTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 10,552ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,750thHighest Economic Output: 11,477thMost Stationary: 16,343rdMost Developed: 16,509thMost Secular: 17,502ndLargest Populations: 17,941stBest Weather: 17,946th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionSafest: 9th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the region

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