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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 184thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,262ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,905th
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South Iris

Population1.608 billion



The Grand Duchy of South Iris is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Pearson with an even hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 1.608 billion South Irisians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eternity. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse South Irisian economy, worth 141 trillion dubloons 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 Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is 88,192 dubloons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

South Irisian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about Pearson, genetic research is temporarily tied up in government red tape, the endangered saltwater humpback pegasus is only seen in captivity programs, and park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Iris's national animal is the pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

South Iris is ranked 9,400th in the world and 305th in The East Pacific for Safest, scoring 120.49 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 184thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,262ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,905thMost Pacifist: 6,688thMost Influential: 6,969thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,129thSafest: 9,400thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,959thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,201stTop
Nicest Citizens: 10,823rdBest Weather: 11,374thMost Inclusive: 12,932ndHealthiest Citizens: 13,234thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,822ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,332ndMost Secular: 15,825thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,071stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,158thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,607th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 140th in the regionMost Pacifist: 217th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 256th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 262nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 301st in the regionSafest: 305th in the regionNicest Citizens: 321st in the regionBest Weather: 328th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 372nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 374th in the regionMost Inclusive: 388th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 397th in the regionMost Influential: 415th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 425th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 435th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 445th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 525th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 562nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 585th in the regionMost Cultured: 660th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 673rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 682nd in the regionMost Developed: 703rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 728th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 749th in the regionLargest Governments: 778th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 811th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 826th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 867th in the region

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