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Most Valuable International Artwork: 145thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,127thMost Influential: 1,160th
The Planar Isotopies of
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The Passerine Islands

Population2.556 billion

LeaderS Dehn-Reidemeister

Currencybird seed

The Planar Isotopies of The Passerine Islands is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by S Dehn-Reidemeister with a fair hand, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.556 billion 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avem. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Passerine economy, worth 295 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 extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 115,619 bird seeds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over S Dehn-Reidemeister's questionably sane new coalition partners, and court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point. Crime is totally unknown. The Passerine Islands's national animal is the potoo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Passerine Islands is ranked 258,988th in the world and 8,066th in the West Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.13 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 145thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,127thMost Influential: 1,160thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,806thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,936thMost Pacifist: 3,290thNicest Citizens: 3,344thMost Inclusive: 3,485thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,541stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,552ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,369thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,373rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,506thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,537thBest Weather: 5,911thHighest Food Quality: 6,601stMost Developed: 6,856thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,925thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,228thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,372ndMost Secular: 7,615thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,808thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,049thHealthiest Citizens: 8,113thSmartest Citizens: 8,707thLargest Governments: 9,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,437thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,670thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,364thMost Income Equality: 12,222ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,235thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 14,020thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,218thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,627thMost Cultured: 18,501stLowest Crime Rates: 19,157thSafest: 20,344th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 60th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 69th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Pacifist: 75th in the regionMost Inclusive: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 128th in the regionMost Developed: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 134th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 144th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 155th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 162nd in the regionMost Secular: 175th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 184th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 185th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 195th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 241st in the regionNudest: 256th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 263rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 274th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 308th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 336th in the regionMost Cultured: 347th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 390th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 436th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 440th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 453rd in the regionSafest: 528th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 572nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 634th in the regionLargest Populations: 666th in the region

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