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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 647thBest Weather: 882ndMost Influential: 1,030th
The Semi-Inactive Republic of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Wake me up before you go-go.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Paul Pasch

Population8.636 billion

CapitalCapitali
LeaderJohn Finch Camden
FaithPenguinism

Currencycelene
Animalpenguin

The Semi-Inactive Republic of Paul Pasch is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by John Finch Camden with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, national health service, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.636 billion Paschans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capitali. The average income tax rate is 86.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Paschan economy, worth 864 trillion celenes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,060 celenes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, and towns are often run by puppets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paul Pasch's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Penguinism.

Paul Pasch is ranked 114,640th in the world and 4,837th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,564.76 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 647thBest Weather: 882ndMost Influential: 1,030thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,515thMost Pacifist: 1,729thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,747thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,995thNicest Citizens: 2,099thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,427thSafest: 3,306thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,375thHealthiest Citizens: 3,807thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,887thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,832ndMost Inclusive: 6,556thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,967thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,677thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,979thMost Cultured: 8,445thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,474thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,956thSmartest Citizens: 10,607thMost Devout: 11,290thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,597thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,294thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,386thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,126thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,314thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,000thMost Developed: 18,453rdLargest Governments: 19,045thHighest Economic Output: 21,898thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,586th
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Best Weather: 60th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 109th in the regionMost Pacifist: 112th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 135th in the regionNicest Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 151st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 175th in the regionSafest: 181st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 198th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 241st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 293rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 301st in the regionMost Influential: 387th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 396th in the regionMost Inclusive: 404th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 426th in the regionMost Cultured: 433rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 455th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 482nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 559th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 571st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 584th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 663rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 715th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 716th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 735th in the regionLargest Populations: 755th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 759th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 948th in the regionLargest Governments: 961st in the region

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