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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,243rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,077thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,246th
The French Delight of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Egalité, fraternité, vanité!
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Pauline Bonaparte

Population9.417 billion

LeaderHer Worshipfulness Queen Pauline I


The French Delight of Pauline Bonaparte is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Her Worshipfulness Queen Pauline I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 9.417 billion Bonapartes are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paris. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Bonapartan economy, worth 506 trillion francs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 53,777 francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The navy plans patrols according to how many pubs nearby ports have, the armed forces have designated 'murder teams' that root out rebels in Brasilistan, captured Brasilistani POWs are staying in 5-star hotels, and government negotiators never forget to say "pretty please" when begging for custody of its criminals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pauline Bonaparte's national animal is the lady-in-waiting, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pauline Bonaparte is ranked 190,185th in the world and 678th in Carcassonne for Most Ignorant Citizens, with 2.41 missed references per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,243rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,077thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,246thMost Influential: 6,755thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,916thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 16,144thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,541stLongest Average Lifespans: 20,282ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,438thMost Beautiful Environments: 27,902nd
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 38th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 53rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 54th in the regionMost Inclusive: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 62nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 65th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 66th in the regionBest Weather: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 72nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the region

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