by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 719thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,998thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,432nd
The Rainbow Paradise of
Democratic Socialists
The place for the pleasantly purple people of peace.
The High Hyacinth
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Purple Hyacinth

Population4.339 billion

CapitalThe City of the Prancing Petals
LeaderThe High Hyacinth

Currencyfragrant flower
Animalflower-eating menace

The Rainbow Paradise of Purple Hyacinth is a massive, safe nation, ruled by The High Hyacinth with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.339 billion Purple Hyacinthians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The City of the Prancing Petals. The average income tax rate is 89.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Purple Hyacinthian economy, worth 311 trillion fragrant flowers a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,861 fragrant flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Purple Hyacinthians incessantly needle their doctors for relief, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, all the playground's a stage for Purple Hyacinthian schoolchildren, and a government program is underway to revitalize Purple Hyacinth's beaches. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purple Hyacinth's national animal is the flower-eating menace, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hyacult.

Purple Hyacinth is ranked 26,289th in the world and 817th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 53.03 quips per hour.

Most Influential: 719thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,998thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,432ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,700thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,714thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,833rdNicest Citizens: 8,786thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,892ndBest Weather: 9,232ndMost Pacifist: 9,311thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,345thMost Inclusive: 9,923rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,953rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,162ndHighest Food Quality: 11,232ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,243rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,727thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 13,755thSafest: 13,849thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,248thMost Cultured: 15,335thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,471stMost Secular: 20,393rdLargest Governments: 22,194thLowest Crime Rates: 23,413thSmartest Citizens: 26,289th
Most Influential: 40th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 87th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 104th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 116th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 162nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 194th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 266th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 267th in the regionNicest Citizens: 303rd in the regionBest Weather: 305th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 307th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 313th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 334th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 345th in the regionMost Inclusive: 352nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 361st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 367th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 367th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 396th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 432nd in the regionMost Cultured: 462nd in the regionSafest: 482nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 565th in the regionMost Stationary: 576th in the regionLargest Governments: 604th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 647th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 649th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 728th in the regionLargest Populations: 786th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 817th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 868th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 872nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 984th in the regionMost Developed: 994th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,067th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,125th in the region

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