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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 822ndMost Influential: 2,878thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,595th
The Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
A Free Society Cannot Censor Itself Into Progress.
Emperor Menellia I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population986 million

LeaderEmperor Menellia I


The Empire of Picairn is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Menellia I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 986 million Picairnians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

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 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Picairnian economy, worth 149 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 152,036 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

You need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend, and the Picairnian Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Picairn's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Picairn is ranked 111,569th in the world and 4,874th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 412.65 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 822ndTop
Most Influential: 2,878thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,595thRudest Citizens: 5,871stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,881stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,991stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,227thMost Efficient Economies: 8,890thMost Developed: 9,650thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,813thSmartest Citizens: 10,043rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,298thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,393rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,593rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,464thMost Cultured: 11,819thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,502ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,952ndNicest Citizens: 13,984thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,021stMost Inclusive: 14,550thLargest Governments: 15,003rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,423rdLowest Crime Rates: 15,958thMost Secular: 16,407thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,522ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,069thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,652ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,015thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,210thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,426thSafest: 20,334thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,609th
Largest Publishing Industry: 304th in the regionRudest Citizens: 318th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 345th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 448th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 467th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 485th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 504th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 514th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 563rd in the regionMost Developed: 572nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 574th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 587th in the regionMost Cultured: 590th in the regionMost Politically Free: 600th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 602nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 615th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 619th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 619th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 648th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 706th in the regionLargest Governments: 722nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 739th in the regionNicest Citizens: 774th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 801st in the regionMost Influential: 836th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 840th in the regionMost Inclusive: 849th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 855th in the regionMost Secular: 862nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 879th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 889th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Picairn, the Picairnian Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation.
  • : Picairn lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Picairn lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Picairn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Picairn lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Picairn voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Wartime Journalism Protection Act"".
  • : Picairn lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Picairn, party-lovers often change religions just for the weekend.
  • : Picairn was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in Picairn, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 206 » Prydania, Zzozona, Yokciq Empire, Dakota Territories, McMasterdonia, Pallaith, Seenvorland, Orado, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Territorio di Nessuno, New Lakemba, Ihese, Ethnon, Dabarastan, Sundred, El Fiji Grande, I Like Killing people, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Guer Aike, Corfad, Dreadton, Termathe, Artemis Selene, Cartero, North Bratislava, Daiz, Unshleepd, Former English Colony, Newpromisedland, Hamerica, Sikol, Interdimensional Zone, Fauzjhia, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Siwale, The Tampa Bay Rays, Yaorozu, 1 very fast endotarter, Frances Francis the First of France, Sunto, Saperisole, Omnistria, Korovan Isles, Dar es Saalam, Valhalla123, Notyoutopia, Pazair, Fluffy Noodles, and 156 others.Valentine Z, Xagill, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Praeceps, Kranostav, Selfgradatude, Wineclaw, The Calabash Protectorate, Simone Republic, Planes, Tukayyiad, The Iron Lions, Serendipita Martia, Kocherian, Aeolist, Sil Dorsett, Loutsland, Ihsan, Zumlandia, Clan Spaniel, Fendlium, Seanat, Brucklania, Wit Noreis, U S Eh, Joodey, Zeternia, Plangainer, Westinor, Fayyayid, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Eywaan, Vincone Cae, Principia Mathematica, Nouvelle-Floride, The Pantheons, Yellops, Solskjar, Damsmel, Palisede, Highton Islands, PotatoFarmers, New Jamgra, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, Terban Kedah, Yalgora, Shadowrik, Malta Comino Gozo, Xyrron, Nistriabar, Ravendi, Labora, Smesh, Pokemanland, Madjack, Abject Ludicrosity, Pierresburg, United Kahndaq, Neu-Galicia, Kahlo, Kragsgale, East Akra, Buckhem, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Xipher, Phire Fric, Libertania Democratica, Cowbridge, Eraver, Animu Place, Empy, Noahs Second Country, Cosamaloapan, Western Vapia, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Aleklandia, Illusia and Neverendia, Arimbia, Caladann, Ultra777, Erubetia, Bacciatto, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Moubarakistan, Napnomadia, Heilhum Imperius, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, Dangine, Eschatosia, Innocentic, New Tronia, Nationeer, Krazon, Votak Matim, WeKnow, Kenaniahistan, Godwanna, Runeda, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Soughts Souble, Railroad Crossing, Kartujia, Therizia, Daulatpur, Frahnkzaden, Aerilia, Cosmosplosion, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Healiopolis, Unsophisticate, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Holy Oranz, TLTland, Hardscrabble, Lulubellia, Outer Shenendoah, Jestings, Kurniastan, Nuevo Navarre, Amprak, Snottelling, Chips and Guac, Glanst, The Endless Eventide, Elvoreto, Comfed, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Magna Banitia, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Liminyj, Navsland, Gor Nacho, Rozarus, Pleroma Sans Romans, South Baba, Tringapore, Beaverwa, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Republica Guilleana, Gainesixtan, Cokoland, Ofira, Lotion Empire, Verytas, Jovian Knights, VictorH, Greater Ale Permars, and Keventle.

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