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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,962nd Largest Welfare Programs: 3,809th Most Rebellious Youth: 6,054th
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Population3.647 billion

CapitalNorth Hinton Caverns


The Island of Pogglind is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Elbbsas with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.647 billion Pogglians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Hinton Caverns. The average income tax rate is 79.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Pogglian economy, worth 280 trillion credits a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 76,976 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, parents are legally not allowed to tell a child to stop eating their boogers, and families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain. Crime is totally unknown. Pogglind's national animal is the kea, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pogglind is ranked 135,158th in the world and 163rd in Wintreath for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -4.18 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 2,962ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,809thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,054thNicest Citizens: 7,162ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,312thMost Pacifist: 7,754thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,324thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,860thBest Weather: 9,364thMost Inclusive: 9,409thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,968thMost Politically Free: 10,457thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,937thSafest: 11,775thMost Secular: 12,187thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,392ndHealthiest Citizens: 12,705thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,776thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,792ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,272ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,255thNudest: 14,552ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,221st
Least Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the region

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