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Least Corrupt Governments: 157th Largest Publishing Industry: 187th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 258th
The Democratic Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Libre Siempre
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Pico Turquino

Population18.456 billion

CapitalBirán
LeaderSimón Bolívar

CurrencyRaúl
AnimalTocororo bird

The Democratic Republic of Pico Turquino is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Simón Bolívar with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, parental licensing program, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.456 billion Pico Turquinans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birán. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pico Turquinoan economy, worth a remarkable 3,564 trillion Raúls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 193,148 Raúls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Pico Turquinoan Embarrassments, and pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pico Turquino's national animal is the Tocororo bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pico Turquino is ranked 705th in the world and 28th in Lazarus for Healthiest Citizens, with 35.29 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 157thLargest Publishing Industry: 187thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 258thMost Compassionate Citizens: 319thMost Pacifist: 337thSafest: 337thNicest Citizens: 426thMost Cultured: 487thHealthiest Citizens: 705thMost Developed: 797thLongest Average Lifespans: 970thSmartest Citizens: 1,091stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,106thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,403rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,443rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,832ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,275thHighest Economic Output: 2,562ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,939thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,623rdBest Weather: 3,624thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,064thLargest Governments: 4,535thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,217thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,588thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,724thLargest Populations: 6,148thHighest Average Incomes: 6,217thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,302ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,610thMost Secular: 6,877thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,189thMost Inclusive: 7,422ndTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,019thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,252ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,812thNudest: 13,238thHighest Drug Use: 14,903rd
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Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 14th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 58th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 60th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 123rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 166th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 167th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 167th in the regionLargest Populations: 181st in the regionBest Weather: 201st in the regionLargest Governments: 241st in the regionMost Income Equality: 255th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 278th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 304th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 309th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 323rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 354th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 355th in the regionMost Secular: 357th in the regionMost Inclusive: 392nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 430th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 456th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pico Turquino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Pico Turquinoan Embarrassments.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, jokes told in elementary school often come back to haunt politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary.
  • : Pico Turquino was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Pico Turquino was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, Simón Bolívar is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Pico Turquino, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.

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