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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,353rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,593rdHighest Economic Output: 1,740th
The Place Where No One Tires of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Ua iloa i vaʻa lelea!
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Playing In The Water

Population25.561 billion

CapitalApraia
LeaderMoana Ara˙jo da Costa

Currencybubble
Animalfish

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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 25.561 billion Playing In The Waterians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 25.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Playing In The Waterian economy, worth a remarkable 5,488 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 214,704 bubbles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Out-of-work actors say they can't complain, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, and at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Moana Ara˙jo da Costa's wardrobe. 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 10,528th in the world and 1st in Greater Olympus for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 10,592.32 on the Edu-tellignce« Test Score.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,353rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,593rdHighest Economic Output: 1,740thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,825thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,347thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,595thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,938thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,510thLargest Populations: 3,806thMost Inclusive: 4,059thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,173rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,813thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,861stSmartest Citizens: 5,182ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,359thMost Cultured: 5,865thHealthiest Citizens: 6,343rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,496thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,765thSafest: 7,112thMost Developed: 7,480thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,073rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,528thRudest Citizens: 10,924thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,936thMost Pacifist: 11,459thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,939thLargest Retail Industry: 14,166thMost Secular: 14,322ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,455thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,970thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,159thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,202ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,215thMost Influential: 16,909thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,214thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,667th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Playing In The Water was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, at least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Moana Ara˙jo da Costa's wardrobe.
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, out-of-work actors say they can't complain.
  • : Playing In The Water was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size.
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, farmers have taken to hunting billionaires who encroach on their land.
  • : Following new legislation in Playing In The Water, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Playing In The Water was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.

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