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Most Valuable International Artwork: 657thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,234thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,945th
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The Passerine Islands

Population761 million

CapitalAvem

Currencybird seed
Animalpotoo

The People's Republic of The Passerine Islands is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 761 million Birdies are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avem. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Passerine economy, worth 63.4 trillion bird seeds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is 83,282 bird seeds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Passerine Standard Vodka is the only drink that bars stock, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention, and the Federal Council of The Passerine Islands has been announced as the new Head of State. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Passerine Islands's national animal is the potoo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Passerine Islands is ranked 14,412th in the world and 260th in The Communist Bloc for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.83 years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,234thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,945thMost Influential: 5,562ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,610thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,784thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,411thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,493rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,988thNicest Citizens: 7,181stMost Inclusive: 7,276thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,786thMost Pacifist: 8,129thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,755thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,182ndBest Weather: 10,353rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,396thTop
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Safest: 11,447thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,539thHighest Food Quality: 11,708thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,070thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,412thSmartest Citizens: 15,542ndHealthiest Citizens: 15,884thLargest Governments: 16,291stMost Politically Free: 16,494thMost Secular: 17,141stMost Income Equality: 17,238thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,852ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,054thHighest Drug Use: 19,766thLowest Crime Rates: 21,231stHighest Poor Incomes: 21,541stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,628th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 57th in the region

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