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Most Income Equality: 2,308thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,775thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,092nd
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San Castillo

Population331 million

CapitalShangri La

CurrencyPépins
AnimalTropical Otter

The Empire of San Castillo is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 331 million Hippies 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 Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shangri La. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Hippie economy, worth 17.4 trillion Pépins 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 led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Trout Farming. Average income is 52,647 Pépins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, village elders are often called in to interpret voting outcomes in Parliament, the country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state, and Mr Happy's Funland has just been named San Castillo's new capital. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. San Castillo's national animal is the Tropical Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

San Castillo is ranked 184,475th in the world and 7,542nd in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -8.66 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 2,308thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,775thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,092ndTop
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Safest: 11,265thMost Pacifist: 11,326thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,467thMost Influential: 12,551stMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,241stNicest Citizens: 16,661stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,121st
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Most Income Equality: 132nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 269th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 303rd in the regionSafest: 375th in the regionMost Pacifist: 398th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 493rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 541st in the regionNicest Citizens: 577th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 646th in the regionMost Influential: 655th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 661st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 681st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 713th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 786th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 820th in the region

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