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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,382ndBest Weather: 6,045thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,082nd
The Suprisingly long pine cones of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Sweet!
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Sugar Pine

Population1.713 billion

CapitalLambertiana

CurrencyPine Cones
AnimalHermit Thrush

The Suprisingly long pine cones of Sugar Pine is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.713 billion Sugar Piners have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lambertiana. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Sugar Pinean economy, worth 163 trillion Pine Coneses a year, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 95,606 Pine Coneses, with the richest citizens earning 9.7 times as much as the poorest.

Leader's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support, discarded pennies litter the streets, tax assessment offices double as polling stations, and the government has awarded itself a month-long holiday to celebrate its achievements. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sugar Pine's national animal is the Hermit Thrush, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sugar Pine is ranked 199,539th in the world and 367th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -14.63 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,382ndBest Weather: 6,045thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,082ndMost Secular: 8,110thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,169thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,755thLargest Black Market: 12,282ndMost Corrupt Governments: 14,041stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,704thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,728thMost Efficient Economies: 15,286thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,918thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,245thLargest Retail Industry: 20,358th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, the government has awarded itself a month-long holiday to celebrate its achievements.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, discarded pennies litter the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, Leader's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support.
  • : Sugar Pine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, rude retail employees are now even ruder homeless panhandlers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, the government is slowly introducing social welfare programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, the government's only official statement on the burning down of Lambertiana was that 'they shouldn't have been so careless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sugar Pine, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.

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