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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,029thMost Influential: 3,979thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,302nd
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Pollariaua

Population1.696 billion

CapitalPort Ellisdon
LeaderPresident Benjamin O'Bryant
FaithThe Government

CurrencyMark
AnimalBear

The United Federation of Pollariaua is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Benjamin O'Bryant with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 1.696 billion Pollarians 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Ellisdon. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pollarian economy, worth 189 trillion Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 112,025 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights, they say that Pollarians made a dessert and called it peace, and glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pollariaua's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Government.

Pollariaua is ranked 189,390th in the world and 245th in New Western Empire for Most Pro-Market, scoring -83.22 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,029thMost Influential: 3,979thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,302ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,687thMost Pacifist: 4,765thNicest Citizens: 4,827thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,982ndMost Inclusive: 4,984thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,062ndSafest: 5,587thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,635thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,099thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,958thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,980thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,083rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,476thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,615thLowest Crime Rates: 9,726thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,798thTop
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Best Weather: 10,449thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,761stHealthiest Citizens: 10,784thMost Developed: 11,020thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,105thMost Cultured: 11,262ndLargest Governments: 11,776thMost Income Equality: 12,243rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,729thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,606thSmartest Citizens: 16,137thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,165thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,790thMost Efficient Economies: 19,411thMost Rebellious Youth: 19,411th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionNudest: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the region

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