by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 15,241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,890thMost Secular: 21,686th
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The Piratini Republic

Population3.865 billion

CapitalPorto Alegre
LeaderVeronica Torres

AnimalRufous hornero

The Republic of The Piratini Republic is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Veronica Torres with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 3.865 billion Piratinese are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porto Alegre. The average income tax rate is 69.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Piratini Republician economy, worth 131 trillion Cruzeiroes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 33,977 Cruzeiroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, and confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Piratini Republic's national animal is the Rufous hornero, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

The Piratini Republic is ranked 44,983rd in the world and 2,265th in Osiris for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 131.54 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Income Equality: 15,241stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,890thMost Secular: 21,686thSafest: 24,339th
Most Income Equality: 321st in the region

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