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Siwale

Population8.365 billion

CapitalRemmington
LeaderHoward Ansel

CurrencyOintment
AnimalSloth

The Republic of Siwale is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Howard Ansel with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.365 billion Siwalians 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, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Remmington. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Siwalian economy, worth a remarkable 2,115 trillion Ointments a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 252,856 Ointments, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons, the television adaptation of Jennifer Government is the most popular program in the nation, and Siwale's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Siwale's national animal is the Sloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Siwale is ranked 220,762nd in the world and 10,029th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1451.68 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17thMost Influential: 56thLargest Welfare Programs: 279thMost Compassionate Citizens: 330thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 338thMost Pacifist: 345thMost Inclusive: 354thNicest Citizens: 355thMost Advanced Public Transport: 364thMost Advanced Public Education: 451stMost Developed: 486thHighest Average Tax Rates: 511thLongest Average Lifespans: 555thMost Efficient Economies: 590thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 592ndMost Subsidized Industry: 598thLargest Governments: 621stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 657thMost Cultured: 699thSmartest Citizens: 784thMost Beautiful Environments: 788thLowest Crime Rates: 799thSafest: 803rdHealthiest Citizens: 866thHighest Poor Incomes: 875thMost Cheerful Citizens: 912thLargest Publishing Industry: 967thBest Weather: 1,212thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,213thMost Secular: 1,392ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,701stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,127thHighest Average Incomes: 3,260thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,554thHighest Economic Output: 7,081stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,853rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 12,394thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,269th
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 29th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 46th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionSafest: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 70th in the regionBest Weather: 76th in the regionMost Secular: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 133rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 157th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 162nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 213th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 374th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 522nd in the regionLargest Populations: 620th in the regionMost Income Equality: 641st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 687th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 710th in the regionMost Stationary: 806th in the regionNudest: 879th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 970th in the region

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