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Most Influential: 1,445thMost Efficient Economies: 1,991stMost Developed: 2,062nd
The Most Excellent Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
The Empire rules the waves!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.253 billion

LeaderEmperor Menellia I


The Most Excellent Empire of Picairn is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Menellia I with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.253 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, liberal, 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 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Picairnian economy, worth a remarkable 2,066 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly 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 250,434 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat", it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, and factories grind to a halt every time there is an election. 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 14,204th in the world and 518th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 85.77 Atheism Rate.

Most Influential: 1,445thMost Efficient Economies: 1,991stMost Developed: 2,062ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,167thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,323rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,435thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,483rdLargest Governments: 2,552ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,596thHighest Food Quality: 2,745thSmartest Citizens: 2,786thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,925thMost Inclusive: 2,929thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,015thHealthiest Citizens: 3,231stLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,370thLowest Crime Rates: 3,445thMost Cultured: 3,642ndNicest Citizens: 3,884thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,902ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,126thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,668thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,686thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,691stHighest Average Incomes: 4,890thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,289thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,418thSafest: 5,483rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,682ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,745thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,127thMost Patriotic: 6,493rdBest Weather: 7,845thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,909thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,852ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,806thHighest Economic Output: 11,136thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,586thTop
Most Secular: 14,204thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,851stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,964thMost Income Equality: 26,735th
Largest Publishing Industry: 95th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 96th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionMost Developed: 113th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 124th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 128th in the regionLargest Governments: 129th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 139th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 140th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 146th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 150th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 153rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 163rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 166th in the regionMost Cultured: 168th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 175th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 191st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 191st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 202nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 206th in the regionNicest Citizens: 226th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 230th in the regionMost Patriotic: 232nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 233rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 241st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 265th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 269th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 290th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 293rd in the regionSafest: 312th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 360th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 360th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 389th in the regionBest Weather: 430th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 497th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 511th in the regionMost Secular: 518th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 523rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 527th in the region

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