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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,545thMost Influential: 3,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,353rd
The French Delight of
Mother Knows Best State
Liberté, egalité, vanité!
Minister of Culture & Senator
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Pauline Bonaparte

Population10.337 billion

LeaderHer Worshipfulness Queen Pauline I


The French Delight of Pauline Bonaparte is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Her Worshipfulness Queen Pauline I with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10.337 billion Bonapartes are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paris. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Bonapartan economy, worth 582 trillion francs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 56,368 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government negotiators never forget to say "pretty please" when begging for custody of its criminals, teachers regularly paddle unruly students, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street, and all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pauline Bonaparte's national animal is the lady-in-waiting, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pauline Bonaparte is ranked 32,840th in the world and 76th in Carcassonne for Most Inclusive, scoring 125.91 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,545thTop
Most Influential: 3,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,353rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,623rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,159thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 15,659thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,863rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,847thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,452ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,431stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,892ndMost Beautiful Environments: 25,718thMost Advanced Public Education: 28,579th
Largest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 28th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 60th in the regionMost Developed: 65th in the regionLargest Governments: 68th in the regionBest Weather: 70th in the regionMost Inclusive: 76th in the region

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