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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,321stLargest Black Market: 1,532ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,793rd
The Rainbow Colors of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Freedom and Tranquility
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Birds of Paradise

Population29.088 billion

CapitalParadiseCity
LeaderMrGreenbird
FaithAtheism

CurrencyMana
AnimalManabird

The Rainbow Colors of Birds of Paradise is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by MrGreenbird with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 29.088 billion Birds of Paradiseans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ParadiseCity. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Birds of Paradisean economy, worth a remarkable 2,766 trillion Manas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Trout Farming. 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 95,119 Manas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birds of Paradise's national animal is the Manabird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Atheism.

Birds of Paradise is ranked 222,572nd in the world and 109th in Nederland for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -8.22 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,321stLargest Black Market: 1,532ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,793rdMost Stationary: 1,807thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,741stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,312thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,493rdMost Devout: 4,063rdHighest Economic Output: 5,488thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,793rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,744thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,021stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,220thMost Influential: 8,767thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,883rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,396thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,420thMost Authoritarian: 15,084thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,239thMost Pacifist: 16,814thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,325thMost Efficient Economies: 19,904thMost Avoided: 21,193rdLargest Governments: 21,206thMost Primitive: 22,900th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Birds of Paradise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Birds of Paradise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Birds of Paradise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Birds of Paradise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • : Birds of Paradise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Birds of Paradise, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Birds of Paradise, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television.
  • : Following new legislation in Birds of Paradise, the banshee wail foretells skies of death.
  • : Following new legislation in Birds of Paradise, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.
  • : Following new legislation in Birds of Paradise, posters encourage people to "Just Do It!".

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