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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 571st Most Influential: 3,004th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,980th
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Swaz Islands

Population422 million


The Empire of Swaz Islands is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 422 million Swaz Islandsians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 53.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Swaz Islandsian economy, worth 17.1 trillion swazzes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 40,481 swazzes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Swaz Islands's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Swaz Islands is ranked 123,449th in the world and 6,755th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 91.84 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 571stTop
Most Influential: 3,004thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,980thMost Primitive: 4,026thTop
Most Devout: 12,583rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,554thNicest Citizens: 16,363rd
Most Primitive: 171st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 216th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 425th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 571st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 691st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 755th in the regionMost Influential: 894th in the regionNicest Citizens: 920th in the region

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