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Largest Welfare Programs: 496thMost Influential: 497thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 823rd
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Motto
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excessive

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Poquaoi

Population5.596 billion

CapitalGuerville
LeaderMe
FaithNo

CurrencyPound
AnimalDog

The Republic of Poquaoi is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Me with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.596 billion Poqs are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guerville. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Poquaoian economy, worth 978 trillion Pounds 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 174,858 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Me always arrives fashionably late and smelling of mushrooms, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Pounds of property damage, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. Crime is totally unknown. Poquaoi's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is No.

Poquaoi is ranked 31,116th in the world and 43rd in Europeia for Most Extreme, scoring 33.23 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 496thMost Influential: 497thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 823rdMost Pacifist: 838thLeast Corrupt Governments: 983rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,012thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,026thMost Inclusive: 1,061stBest Weather: 1,076thNicest Citizens: 1,094thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,253rdMost Developed: 1,382ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,520thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,540thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,556thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,747thHighest Drug Use: 1,765thHealthiest Citizens: 1,868thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,899thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,961stSafest: 2,025thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,130thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,521stLargest Governments: 2,739thSmartest Citizens: 2,969thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,094thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,252ndMost Cultured: 4,663rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,952ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,050thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,230thMost Efficient Economies: 5,904thLowest Crime Rates: 7,157thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,267thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,456thMost Secular: 9,097thHighest Average Incomes: 9,743rdNudest: 10,077thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 15,564thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,022ndMost Politically Free: 17,916thHighest Economic Output: 18,916thMost Income Equality: 21,081st
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Highest Drug Use: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Politically Free: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the regionNudest: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Extreme: 43rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 57th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 60th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionMost Secular: 71st in the regionMost Income Equality: 71st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Poquaoi voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Following new legislation in Poquaoi, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Poquaoi, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Following new legislation in Poquaoi, rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Pounds of property damage.
  • : Following new legislation in Poquaoi, Me always arrives fashionably late and smelling of mushrooms.
  • : Following new legislation in Poquaoi, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Poquaoi endorsed The Federation of Patriotic Poland.
  • : Poquaoi was endorsed by The Federation of Patriotic Poland.
  • : Poquaoi voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Poquaoi voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » Estanglia, Raghallaigh, Le Libertia, Brickfield, Pirataria, Mousa Liberty, Beriwen, SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS, Akeland, United Kingdoms of Redania, Ipsonasia, Cortlandt Manor, Eumenides, Gooblaria, Lethen, Greatnessity City, Free Rosabell, Arqhua, Katkasistan, The Tugboat Complex, Polgaria, Paulotzia, Mancheseva City, Liberepublia, Benthamania, Purgitz, Caleban, Voxum Mortalum, Genistan, Gabingston, Utopian Earth, Havenwelle, Almendron, Zakanda, Vlazinova, Teutonic Kaiserreich, Samuelstani, Greenburgland, Acapais, Arvigiel, Precisely Nothing, Eloscape, Dat Countreh, Purple Ruthenia, Off God Islands, Mutualist American Republics, Bolger, Terra Potestatem, Ajaccino, Thurston, and 57 others.Bri-Tea-Sh Commonwealth, Caffeinated, Coloamerica, Taskete, Kingdom of Stargard, Asian Hatia, Judea Arcana, Waluigi4Smash, West Wirral, Trizkobinad, BIOTstate, United Northen States Canada, Calvar, Arnasas, Leuxas, Andradus, Former Raxhiria, Tassaland, Alpharod, Primorye Oblast, Penlopa, Romanengo City, Sablania, Emastalia, New France Republic, Algazzio, Quartzinne, Corovos, Pygania, Barcelona and Girona, Royal Alchemia, Bursken, ShadyStans, Akalshis, Ganud, Geektopia, Tarkovinia, The Democratic Peoples, Euramericasia, Iceguin, Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Baobab-Bumbaria, Cyberpunk, Elwin, Illyrda, Guatemalan Corsica, The Lost Men, Gredstan, Deliber, Fruitful, Lurinsk, Dark Edgyness, Union Lysk, Euperis, Disney Know it Alls, Ecolaria, and Patriotic Poland.

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