by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,255thMost Influential: 4,048thMost Pacifist: 14,190th
The Free Land of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Peace and Justice
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Filistinia

Population1.564 billion

Currencypound
Animalleopard

The Free Land of Filistinia is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its hatred of cheese, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.564 billion Filistinians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Education. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Filistinian economy, worth 34.1 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Basket Weaving industry. Average income is 21,815 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Filistinia has designated Filistinia City as its capital city, Leader has just been declared ruler of Filistinia in an international press conference, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", and public intoxication has decreased ever since fraternities were banned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Filistinia's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Filistinia is ranked 185,631st in the world and 6,047th in the South Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 31.93 Insults Per Minute.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,255thTop
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Most Pacifist: 14,190thMost Income Equality: 14,612thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,317thBest Weather: 16,836thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,380thNicest Citizens: 17,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,400thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,538thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,833rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,420thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,255th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 406th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 484th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 579th in the regionMost Pacifist: 580th in the regionBest Weather: 581st in the regionMost Income Equality: 587th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 633rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 633rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 634th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 638th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 659th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 666th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 774th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 806th in the region

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