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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 401stMost Inclusive: 435thNicest Citizens: 497th
The Socialist People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Ad pacem et sapientam, libertate semper
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population7.904 billion

CapitalNew Brussels
Leaderthe RCPP-ML
Faithstate atheism


The Socialist People's Republic of Picuros is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the RCPP-ML with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.904 billion Picurians 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 large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Brussels. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Picurin economy, worth a remarkable 2,149 trillion eVouchers 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 271,971 eVouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to the RCPP-ML's wardrobe, and elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates. Crime is totally unknown. Picuros's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is state atheism.

Picuros is ranked 238,607th in the world and 455th in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -20.33 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 401stMost Inclusive: 435thNicest Citizens: 497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 532ndMost Beautiful Environments: 537thLargest Welfare Programs: 541stHighest Average Tax Rates: 555thMost Advanced Public Education: 556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 619thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 625thLeast Corrupt Governments: 638thSmartest Citizens: 697thBest Weather: 702ndMost Rebellious Youth: 704thLargest Governments: 775thMost Secular: 776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 789thHighest Poor Incomes: 850thMost Developed: 873rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 876thMost Scientifically Advanced: 885thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 933rdMost Cultured: 948thMost Pacifist: 1,009thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,019thRudest Citizens: 1,099thMost Efficient Economies: 1,117thHighest Drug Use: 1,347thHealthiest Citizens: 1,355thSafest: 1,614thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,684thMost Influential: 1,691stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,770thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,055thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,165thMost Politically Free: 2,237thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,440thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,520thHighest Average Incomes: 2,795thLowest Crime Rates: 3,791stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,346thHighest Economic Output: 7,499thNudest: 9,700thTop
Most Income Equality: 15,670thMost Extreme: 18,122ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,474th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionLargest Populations: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the region

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