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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 627thBest Weather: 876thMost Influential: 997th
The Semi-Inactive Republic of
New York Times Democracy New York Crimes So-Called Democracy
Wake me up before you go-go.
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Very Good
Political Freedom

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Paul Pasch

Population8.457 billion

LeaderJohn Finch Camden


The Semi-Inactive Republic of Paul Pasch is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by John Finch Camden with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.457 billion Paschans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capitali. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Paschan economy, worth 848 trillion celenes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,357 celenes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paul Pasch's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Penguinism.

Paul Pasch is ranked 240,875th in the world and 9,142nd in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.13 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 627thBest Weather: 876thMost Influential: 997thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,490thMost Pacifist: 1,727thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,776thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,967thNicest Citizens: 2,094thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,467thSafest: 3,258thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,493rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,836thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,900thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,837thMost Inclusive: 6,420thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,133rdLargest Welfare Programs: 7,800thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,872ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,010thMost Cultured: 8,528thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,147thSmartest Citizens: 10,734thMost Devout: 11,429thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,698thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,360thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,550thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,038thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,123rdHighest Poor Incomes: 17,041stMost Developed: 18,646thLargest Governments: 19,190thHighest Economic Output: 22,151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,575th
Best Weather: 60th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 95th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 112th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 136th in the regionNicest Citizens: 143rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 151st in the regionSafest: 179th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 181st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 201st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 236th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 293rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 305th in the regionMost Influential: 373rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 404th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 409th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 425th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 432nd in the regionMost Cultured: 441st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 458th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 476th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 573rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 587th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 590th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 657th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 682nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 694th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 714th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 759th in the regionLargest Populations: 767th in the region

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