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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,661stMost Influential: 2,743rdSafest: 4,040th
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Socialist Great Picardy

Population2.51 billion

CapitalLa Commune
LeaderLe Comité exécutif


The Republic of Socialist Great Picardy is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Le Comité exécutif with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.51 billion Picards 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of La Commune. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Picardyian economy, worth 124 trillion Écus a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 49,453 Écus, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and all beauty contests have been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist Great Picardy's national animal is the Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Socialist Great Picardy is ranked 232,738th in the world and 409th in The Leftist Assembly for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -13.78 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,661stMost Influential: 2,743rdSafest: 4,040thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,363rdMost Pacifist: 6,293rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,376thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,322ndBest Weather: 8,844thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,845thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,945thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,257thNicest Citizens: 9,327thMost Inclusive: 11,871stTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,688thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,807thHealthiest Citizens: 12,815thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,907thLowest Crime Rates: 14,490thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,544thMost Income Equality: 15,146thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,076thMost Secular: 18,140thLargest Governments: 20,792ndMost Advanced Public Education: 21,675thSmartest Citizens: 22,849th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionTop
Safest: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the region

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