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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 867thMost Influential: 2,955thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,568th
The Empire of
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Emperor Menellia I
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Population968 million

LeaderEmperor Menellia I


The Empire of Picairn is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Menellia I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, ubiquitous missile silos, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 968 million Picairnians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

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 67.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Picairnian economy, worth 148 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 153,544 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, and international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Picairn. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Picairn's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Picairn is ranked 26,136th in the world and 1,225th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,809.08 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 867thTop
Most Influential: 2,955thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,568thRudest Citizens: 5,934thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,370thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,135thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,182ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,862ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,897thMost Developed: 9,654thSmartest Citizens: 10,096thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,408thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,797thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,669thHealthiest Citizens: 11,691stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,348thMost Cultured: 12,456thHighest Average Incomes: 12,638thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,004thMost Inclusive: 14,706thNicest Citizens: 14,724thLargest Governments: 15,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,125thMost Secular: 16,189thLowest Crime Rates: 16,389thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,653rdMost Beautiful Environments: 17,432ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,875thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,300thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,751stBest Weather: 20,551st
Rudest Citizens: 314th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 335th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 340th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 463rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 463rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 466th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 485th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 564th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 571st in the regionMost Developed: 573rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 589th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 597th in the regionMost Politically Free: 600th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 605th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 612th in the regionMost Cultured: 613th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 613th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 632nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 636th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 703rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 742nd in the regionLargest Governments: 749th in the regionNicest Citizens: 820th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 823rd in the regionMost Influential: 853rd in the regionMost Secular: 856th in the regionMost Inclusive: 857th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 864th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 884th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 903rd in the region

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