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Nudest: 528thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,783rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,521st
The Quiet Tranquility of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Believe in yourself god damnit!!
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Thousand Branches

Population2.099 billion

CapitalAshas
LeaderMadam Victoria Raymond
FaithUnishiss

CurrencyPeti
AnimalBumblebee

The Quiet Tranquility of Thousand Branches is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Madam Victoria Raymond with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and enforced nudity. The compassionate, devout population of 2.099 billion Branchians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashas. The average income tax rate is 77.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Thousand Branchesian economy, worth 142 trillion Petis a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Tourism. 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 68,117 Petis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Thousand Branches, and a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thousand Branches's national animal is the Bumblebee, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unishiss.

Thousand Branches is ranked 165,551st in the world and 347th in The Order of the Grey Wardens for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 87,580 Standard Monetary Units.

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Nudest: 528thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,783rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,521stTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,800thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,320thMost Influential: 3,346thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,115thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,467thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,774thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,598thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,690thMost Pacifist: 9,973rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,138thMost Primitive: 10,320thNicest Citizens: 10,793rdBest Weather: 11,409thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,520thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,304thMost Inclusive: 13,456thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 14,506thMost Devout: 16,925thHighest Food Quality: 18,101stHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,934thLargest Black Market: 25,092ndMost Corrupt Governments: 26,439thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,639th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Primitive: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 22nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 26th in the regionTop
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Most Average: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 38th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 40th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 50th in the region

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