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Most Influential: 1,494thMost Pacifist: 2,002ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,095th
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Piscina

Population6.494 billion

CapitalCivitas Libera
LeaderChancellor Leonidas Byron

CurrencyCertainly Not Yerbit
AnimalSalmon

The Republic of Piscina is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Chancellor Leonidas Byron with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, infamous sell-swords, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.494 billion Piscinans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Civitas Libera. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Piscinan economy, worth 884 trillion Certainly Not Yerbits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 136,251 Certainly Not Yerbits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Certainly Not Yerbit treacle machine, and hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Piscina's national animal is the Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Piscina is ranked 265,741st in the world and 1,278th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -22.89 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 1,494thMost Pacifist: 2,002ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,095thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,107thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,194thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,261stTop
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Safest: 2,703rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,247thMost Developed: 3,334thMost Secular: 3,365thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,565thNicest Citizens: 3,655thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,925thSmartest Citizens: 4,469thHealthiest Citizens: 4,477thMost Inclusive: 4,571stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,574thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,631stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,680thBest Weather: 4,953rdHighest Food Quality: 4,989thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,009thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,676thLowest Crime Rates: 6,410thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,827thLargest Governments: 7,282ndMost Cultured: 8,126thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,649thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,021stMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,523rdTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,940thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,697thMost Efficient Economies: 16,223rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18,873rdHighest Average Incomes: 19,678thMost Income Equality: 25,031stHighest Economic Output: 25,522nd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 46th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionSafest: 54th in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionMost Secular: 65th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 71st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 83rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 84th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 86th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 88th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 95th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Inclusive: 101st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 105th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 106th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 107th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 114th in the regionBest Weather: 116th in the regionMost Politically Free: 117th in the regionMost Influential: 122nd in the regionLargest Governments: 133rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Piscina was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Certainly Not Yerbit treacle machine.
  • : Piscina voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Realm of the Whispering Winds".
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, foreign policy is to avoid standing up to bullies.
  • : Following new legislation in Piscina, grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly.

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