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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,260thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,903rdLargest Populations: 17,309th
The Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Every Path Starts With Passion
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Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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South Pinophyta

Population16.428 billion

Currencyflorin
Animallongleaf pine

The Colony of South Pinophyta is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 16.428 billion South Pinophytans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 52.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The South Pinophytan economy, worth 682 trillion florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Cheese Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 41,537 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is seen to favor Catholics, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Pinophyta's national animal is the longleaf pine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

South Pinophyta is ranked 192,316th in the world and 4th in Conifer for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 35.49 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,260thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,903rdLargest Populations: 17,309th

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