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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,399thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,460thMost Pacifist: 12,711th
The Democratic Republic of
New York Times Democracy
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Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Superb

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Poliannum

Population779 million

CapitalGoldenshore

Currencyeuro
AnimalWolf

The Democratic Republic of Poliannum is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 779 million Poliannumians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Goldenshore. The average income tax rate is 45.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Poliannumian economy, worth 32.4 trillion euros a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 41,536 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly, there is something rotten in the state of Poliannum, and pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Poliannum's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Poliannum is ranked 233,174th in the world and 1,058th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -10.04 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Pacifist: 12,711thMost Influential: 16,784thSafest: 18,128thBest Weather: 20,215thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,742nd

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Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poliannum was endorsed by The Kingdom of Zopciria.
  • : Poliannum was endorsed by The Foínix Aftokratoría of Megistos.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliannum, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall.
  • : Poliannum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Poliannum was endorsed by The Galatius Suprepower of QuazaFire.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliannum, there is something rotten in the state of Poliannum.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliannum, police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly.
  • : Poliannum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliannum, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Following new legislation in Poliannum, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.

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