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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,028th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,310th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,750th
The Fourth Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Together, We Move Mountains.
Influence
Duckspeaker
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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The Fourth Republic of Pantoufle is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Andrew Bähr with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful population of 7.236 billion Pantouflians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orchard Hills. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The all-consuming Pantouflian economy, worth 858 trillion Marques a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 118,678 Marques, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

Colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Pantouflian Liberator", Pantouflian companies generally just fire employees in lieu of giving them vacation, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools, and the right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pantoufle's national animal is the Eurasian Sparrowhawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pantoufle is ranked 2,352nd in the world and 7th in Wintreath for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 7,371.64 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,028thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,310thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,750thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,352ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,537thMost Pacifist: 2,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,817thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,120thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,277thMost Influential: 3,339thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,519thLargest Governments: 4,216thNicest Citizens: 4,358thBest Weather: 4,397thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,516thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,553rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,584thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,984thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,183rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,478thHealthiest Citizens: 6,193rdSafest: 6,583rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,847thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,369thMost Developed: 7,375thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,193rdMost Secular: 9,423rdMost Cultured: 10,931stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,495thMost Average: 12,019thHighest Economic Output: 13,017th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Average: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionSafest: 19th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Warwik, Andromedian, Haevault, Kremptonia, and East Atrilli.

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