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Most Valuable International Artwork: 862ndBest Weather: 5,803rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,457th
The Can of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
:D
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Excellent

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SillyString

Population15.771 billion

Currencybit of string
AnimalSeal

The Can of SillyString is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 15.771 billion SillyStringians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 82.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient SillyStringian economy, worth 671 trillion bits of string a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 42,598 bits of string, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Raver DJ XStacy holds multiple medical degrees in chillaxing, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, Jennifer Government is a bestseller, and jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SillyString's national animal is the Seal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

SillyString is ranked 142,152nd in the world and 6,943rd in The North Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 42,598.36 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 862ndTop
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Best Weather: 5,803rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,457thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,140thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,062ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,065thTop
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Most Pacifist: 10,908thLargest Populations: 11,694thMost Influential: 11,723rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,361stMost Inclusive: 12,383rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,579thNicest Citizens: 12,752ndMost Cultured: 14,858thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,264thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,743rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,898thLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,424thSafest: 19,028thSmartest Citizens: 19,230thNudest: 19,678thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,412th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 113th in the regionLargest Populations: 148th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 288th in the regionBest Weather: 323rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 330th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 351st in the regionNudest: 449th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 490th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 542nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 605th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 639th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 694th in the regionNicest Citizens: 696th in the regionMost Inclusive: 709th in the regionMost Cultured: 713th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 724th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 786th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 867th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 885th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 962nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : SillyString's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Sprat" to "Minnow".
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nicest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive and Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and the Top 10% for Largest Governments.
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : SillyString's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist and the Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans and Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : SillyString was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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