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Most Secular: 4,609thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,441stBest Weather: 5,454th
The Social Democratic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
We shall rise higher then the Wren sits
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Central Birdland

Population5.373 billion

CapitalZaunkönigsberg
LeaderDemocratischer Rat

CurrencyBird
AnimalWren

The Social Democratic Republic of Central Birdland is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Democratischer Rat with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.373 billion Central Birdlandians 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 Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaunkönigsberg. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Central Birdlandian economy, worth 568 trillion Birds a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 105,893 Birds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Central Birdland, and convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Central Birdland's national animal is the Wren, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Central Birdland is ranked 5,441st in the world and 12th in New West Indies for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 2,585.91 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Secular: 4,609thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,441stBest Weather: 5,454thSafest: 6,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,437thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,832ndMost Pacifist: 7,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,058thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,167thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,215thMost Influential: 7,268thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,961stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,141stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,236thHealthiest Citizens: 8,322ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,578thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,644thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,313thNicest Citizens: 10,567thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,840thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 11,809thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,005thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,070thLowest Crime Rates: 13,162ndMost Cultured: 13,870thLargest Governments: 14,234thMost Inclusive: 14,848thMost Developed: 15,223rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,258thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,614th
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Best Weather: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the region

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