by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 3,306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,436thMost Pacifist: 3,968th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Per aspera ad astra
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.554 billion

CapitalCivitas Libera
LeaderChancellor Herbert Garlan

CurrencyCertainly Not Yerbit

The Republic of Piscina is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Chancellor Herbert Garlan with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate population of 3.554 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 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Piscinan economy, worth 321 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 90,554 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 175,056th in the world and 801st in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 11.65 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Influential: 3,306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,436thMost Pacifist: 3,968thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,116thSafest: 4,564thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,858thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,942ndMost Secular: 5,634thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,212thBest Weather: 6,347thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,897thHealthiest Citizens: 7,316thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,576thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,811thNicest Citizens: 7,839thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,998thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,292ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,368thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,513thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,445thLowest Crime Rates: 9,733rdSmartest Citizens: 10,765thMost Inclusive: 11,166thTop
Most Developed: 14,076thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,212thLargest Governments: 15,861stMost Income Equality: 17,177thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,426thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,224thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,478thMost Cultured: 20,143rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,263rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 56th in the regionMost Pacifist: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 84th in the regionSafest: 85th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 89th in the regionMost Secular: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 100th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the region

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