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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,336thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,568thHighest Economic Output: 1,687th
The Place Where No One Tires of
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Playing In The Water

Population24.61 billion

LeaderMoana Ara˙jo da Costa


The Place Where No One Tires of Playing In The Water is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Moana Ara˙jo da Costa with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, digital currency, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 24.61 billion Playing In The Waterians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Apraia. The average income tax rate is 25.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Playing In The Waterian economy, worth a remarkable 5,278 trillion bubbles a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 214,473 bubbles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work, the world still seems flat to some people in space, children gain their first sex education from reading the dictionary, and holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects. Crime is totally unknown. Playing In The Water's national animal is the fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Playing In The Water is ranked 8,044th in the world and 1st in Greater Olympus for Rudest Citizens, with 115.14 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,336thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,568thHighest Economic Output: 1,687thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,838thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,325thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,627thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,856thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,440thLargest Populations: 3,842ndMost Inclusive: 3,852ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,136thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,608thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,653rdSmartest Citizens: 5,081stHighest Average Incomes: 5,218thMost Cultured: 5,854thHealthiest Citizens: 6,033rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,145thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,338thMost Developed: 6,794thSafest: 7,093rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,808thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,839thRudest Citizens: 8,044thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,997thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,863rdTop
Most Pacifist: 11,305thLargest Governments: 12,249thLargest Retail Industry: 13,050thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,339thMost Secular: 13,835thMost Stationary: 14,809thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,827thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,860thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,944thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,960thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,559thMost Influential: 17,827thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,914th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the region

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