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Most Influential: 1,572ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,093rdMost Pacifist: 2,095th
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Piscina

Population6.256 billion

CapitalCivitas Libera
LeaderChancellor Stacy Elan

CurrencyCertainly Not Yerbit
AnimalSalmon

The Republic of Piscina is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Stacy Elan with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.256 billion Piscinans 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Civitas Libera. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Piscinan economy, worth 810 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 Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 129,615 Certainly Not Yerbits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People take government jobs for the frequent flier miles, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and graffiti graces every city's streets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 20,459th in the world and 307th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 7,854.08 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Safest: 2,807thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,402ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,547thMost Developed: 3,575thMost Secular: 3,717thNicest Citizens: 3,873rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,995thHealthiest Citizens: 4,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,706thMost Inclusive: 4,886thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,898thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,902ndSmartest Citizens: 4,929thBest Weather: 4,938thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,071stHighest Food Quality: 5,620thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,164thLowest Crime Rates: 6,456thLargest Governments: 7,716thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,047thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,166thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,006thMost Cultured: 9,699thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,149thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 15,095thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,203rdMost Income Equality: 18,429thMost Efficient Economies: 18,587thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,459thHighest Average Incomes: 22,024th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionSafest: 58th in the regionMost Pacifist: 58th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionMost Secular: 75th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 78th in the regionMost Income Equality: 86th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 87th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 90th in the regionNicest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 96th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 99th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 100th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 109th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 113th in the regionMost Inclusive: 113th in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 120th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 122nd in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 138th in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 149th in the region

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