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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,334th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,776th Most Rebellious Youth: 5,059th
The Silver Islands of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Excellent
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Pogglind

Population6.367 billion

CapitalNorth Hinton Caverns
LeaderElbbsas

Currencydoubloon
Animalpug hog

The Silver Islands of Pogglind is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Elbbsas with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.367 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 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Pogglian economy, worth 495 trillion doubloons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,846 doubloons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A video of Elbbsas wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community, citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, and teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season. Crime is totally unknown. Pogglind's national animal is the pug hog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pogglind is ranked 172,244th in the world and 350th in Wintreath for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -10.49 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,334thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,776thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,059thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,504thNicest Citizens: 6,668thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,011thMost Pacifist: 7,709thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,536thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,544thMost Inclusive: 8,810thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,027thBest Weather: 9,372ndMost Politically Free: 10,683rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,377thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,898thSafest: 12,121stMost Stationary: 12,303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 12,481stNudest: 12,956thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,993rdMost Secular: 13,299thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,516thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,484thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,812thMost Cultured: 15,232ndMost Influential: 15,788th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Pogglind lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.
  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Pogglind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Pogglind lodged a message on the Wintreath Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Pogglind, teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season.

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