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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 380thMost Influential: 810thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,149th
The Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
The Empire rules the waves!
Emperor Menellia I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.902 billion

LeaderEmperor Menellia I


The Empire of Picairn is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Emperor Menellia I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.902 billion Picairnians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stormridge. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Picairnian economy, worth a remarkable 1,135 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 231,718 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Picairn has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, and gift baskets often contain working nukes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Picairn's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Secularism.

Picairn is ranked 166,282nd in the world and 8,615th in The North Pacific for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 148.89 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 380thMost Influential: 810thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,149thMost Efficient Economies: 2,288thMost Developed: 2,377thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,463rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,583rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,680thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 2,779thSmartest Citizens: 2,843rdHighest Food Quality: 2,925thLargest Governments: 2,996thMost Inclusive: 3,110thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,378thHealthiest Citizens: 3,415thMost Cultured: 3,443rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,610thNicest Citizens: 3,618thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,634thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,048thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,665thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,893rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,932ndMost Patriotic: 5,227thSafest: 5,314thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,883rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,331stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,333rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,348thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,515thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,185thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,522ndBest Weather: 9,546thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,526thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,736thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,893rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,145thMost Secular: 13,543rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 18,269th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 112th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 112th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 116th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 125th in the regionMost Developed: 137th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 145th in the regionLargest Governments: 148th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 167th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 169th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 174th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionMost Cultured: 182nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionMost Inclusive: 195th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 201st in the regionNicest Citizens: 208th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 209th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 213th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 221st in the regionMost Influential: 222nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 222nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 225th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 237th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 253rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 295th in the regionSafest: 305th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 310th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 329th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 342nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 350th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 372nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 409th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 467th in the regionBest Weather: 536th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 555th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 557th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 563rd in the regionMost Secular: 649th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 868th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 994th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,100th in the regionLargest Populations: 1,164th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1,194th in the region

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