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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,322ndMost Influential: 3,768thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,229th
The People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists
By The People For The People
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Parasang

Population2.533 billion

CapitalWinside City
LeaderPresidential Committee
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalBear

The People's Republic of Parasang is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Presidential Committee with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.533 billion Parasangians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winside City. The average income tax rate is 83.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Parasangian economy, worth 300 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 118,554 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

There has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, the comic book series 'Presidential Committee and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people", and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Parasang's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Buddhism.

Parasang is ranked 228,951st in the world and 6,943rd in the West Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -10 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,322ndMost Influential: 3,768thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,229thMost Pacifist: 4,237thSafest: 4,985thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,987thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,924thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,036thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,190thNicest Citizens: 6,734thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,889thMost Inclusive: 7,229thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,859thHealthiest Citizens: 7,916thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,973rdHighest Food Quality: 8,912thMost Developed: 9,698thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,988thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,493rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,621stLowest Crime Rates: 11,724thMost Secular: 12,015thSmartest Citizens: 12,716thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,045thBest Weather: 13,251stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,595thLargest Governments: 14,410thMost Cultured: 14,455thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,816thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,118thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,341stMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,467thMost Efficient Economies: 25,590thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,012th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 69th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 95th in the regionMost Pacifist: 99th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 108th in the regionSafest: 110th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 112th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 134th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 144th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 148th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 152nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 161st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 176th in the regionMost Developed: 186th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 189th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 196th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 219th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 224th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 225th in the regionLargest Governments: 235th in the regionMost Secular: 236th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 238th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 245th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 259th in the regionMost Cultured: 266th in the regionBest Weather: 281st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 314th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 357th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 393rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 408th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 411th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 428th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 536th in the regionMost Stationary: 553rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 575th in the regionLargest Populations: 681st in the region

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