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Most Influential: 6,336thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,021stMost Income Equality: 11,106th
The Floral Commune of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Frick Around and Find Out
Lavender Kuznetsov-Penrose
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Peace and Love but Better

Population7.503 billion

Capitalthe shed
LeaderLavender Kuznetsov-Penrose

CurrencyGreen Carnation

The Floral Commune of Peace and Love but Better is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lavender Kuznetsov-Penrose with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.503 billion Flowers enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the shed. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Flower economy, worth 424 trillion Green Carnations a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is 56,578 Green Carnations, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The meaning of life was recently discovered in the patch notes for Version 1.42, East Lebatuckese astronauts' favorite game during downtime on the Multinational Space Station is 'I Spy', college students make ends meet by selling their kidneys, and solid-gold toilets are Flower prisons' least expensive furnishings. Crime is totally unknown. Peace and Love but Better's national animal is the Pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Peace and Love but Better is ranked 282,253rd in the world and 1,375th in The Communist Bloc for Fattest Citizens, with 6.55 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 6,336thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,021stMost Income Equality: 11,106thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,827thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,002ndTop
Nicest Citizens: 15,965thMost Inclusive: 16,579thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,138thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,337thBest Weather: 22,441stMost Rebellious Youth: 24,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 24,523rdLargest Welfare Programs: 25,037thMost Valuable International Artwork: 26,284thSmartest Citizens: 27,985thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 28,095thHighest Food Quality: 29,101st
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 62nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 151st in the region