by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 3,635thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,190thSafest: 5,058th
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Population1.877 billion

CapitalCivitas Libera
LeaderChancellor Lucia Stan

CurrencyCertainly Not Yerbit

The Republic of Piscina is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Chancellor Lucia Stan with an even hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 1.877 billion Piscinans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Civitas Libera. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Piscinan economy, worth 185 trillion Certainly Not Yerbits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 99,002 Certainly Not Yerbits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The number of judges has tripled in recent months, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and a suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Piscina's national animal is the Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Piscina is ranked 90,143rd in the world and 1,009th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,056.08 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Pacifist: 3,635thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,190thSafest: 5,058thMost Influential: 5,126thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,537thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,673rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,149thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,840thNicest Citizens: 6,890thMost Secular: 6,895thHealthiest Citizens: 7,778thBest Weather: 7,847thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,359thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,079thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,668thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,015thMost Inclusive: 10,081stLowest Crime Rates: 10,200thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,273rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,480thMost Income Equality: 10,824thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,985thSmartest Citizens: 11,050thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,352ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,712thLargest Governments: 16,821stMost Developed: 17,563rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,390thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,908thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,451stMost Cultured: 19,990th
Most Pacifist: 70th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 78th in the regionMost Income Equality: 86th in the regionSafest: 87th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 103rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 121st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 123rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 131st in the regionNicest Citizens: 134th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 135th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 138th in the regionBest Weather: 153rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 153rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 156th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 160th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 172nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 174th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 179th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 180th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194th in the regionMost Inclusive: 201st in the regionMost Influential: 203rd in the region

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