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Most Influential: 3,097thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,502ndMost Pacifist: 3,989th
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Piscina

Population3.718 billion

CapitalCivitas Libera
LeaderChancellor Herbert Garlan

CurrencyCertainly Not Yerbit
AnimalSalmon

The Republic of Piscina is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Herbert Garlan with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate population of 3.718 billion Piscinans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Civitas Libera. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Piscinan economy, worth 335 trillion Certainly Not Yerbits 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 Book Publishing and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 90,363 Certainly Not Yerbits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, the election for Chancellor Herbert Garlan's office's janitor is heating up, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, and the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Piscina's national animal is the Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Piscina is ranked 234,110th in the world and 1,027th in 10000 Islands for Fattest Citizens, with 4.84 Obesity Rate.

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Most Influential: 3,097thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,502ndMost Pacifist: 3,989thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,092ndSafest: 4,591stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,840thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,981stMost Secular: 5,652ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,147thBest Weather: 6,205thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,904thHealthiest Citizens: 7,327thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,546thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,622ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,849thNicest Citizens: 7,855thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,960thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,378thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,398thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,361stLowest Crime Rates: 9,731stSmartest Citizens: 10,731stMost Inclusive: 11,161stTop
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Most Developed: 13,965thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,111thLargest Governments: 15,804thMost Income Equality: 16,987thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,417thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,140thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,303rdMost Cultured: 19,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,408th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 57th in the regionMost Pacifist: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 84th in the regionMost Income Equality: 88th in the regionSafest: 89th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 90th in the regionMost Secular: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the region

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