by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 2,487th Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,042nd Most Cultured: 3,728th
The Praline Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Perla'n bu'k-sa.
Regional Mentor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population6.595 billion

LeaderGrand Hij'e Kader

Animalperegrine falcon

The Praline Republic of Rannoria is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Grand Hij'e Kader with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 6.595 billion Rannorians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rannkradle. The average income tax rate is 91.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rannorian economy, worth 855 trillion banjopicks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 129,668 banjopicks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has become a pariah for giving pirates letters of marque, economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society, airport security is provided by private companies, and genetic researchers have been expelled. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rannoria's national animal is the peregrine falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Banjoism.

Rannoria is ranked 14,566th in the world and 10th in Federation of Allies for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 98.74 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Devout: 2,487thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,042ndMost Cultured: 3,728thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,289thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,454thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,489thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,521stMost Developed: 5,190thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,886thMost Influential: 6,102ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,997thNicest Citizens: 7,296thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,558thLowest Crime Rates: 7,614thSafest: 7,830thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,008thBest Weather: 8,130thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,182ndTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 8,663rdMost Pacifist: 8,704thSmartest Citizens: 8,948thLargest Governments: 8,976thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,277thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,552ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,734thMost Inclusive: 11,085thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,061stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,378thHealthiest Citizens: 13,335thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,327thMost Efficient Economies: 14,566thHighest Economic Output: 15,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,473rd
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the region

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