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The One-Winged Rainbow Shark of Erinor

“Aras, Vrassas ir, khur Tyisici, Erineas cujide.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the South Pacific

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Erinor

Population10.918 billion

CapitalCiria
FaithRevara

CurrencySicara
AnimalTerror Bird

The One-Winged Rainbow Shark of Erinor is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its soft-spoken computers, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.918 billion Erinorans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ciria. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Erinoran economy, worth a remarkable 1,546 trillion Sicaras a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 141,612 Sicaras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Astronauts take one small step for Erinor and one giant step backward from confrontation, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street", and computers have been put in control of the economy to keep computers from controlling the economy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erinor's national animal is the Terror Bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Revara.

Erinor is ranked 237,340th in the world and 7,762nd in the South Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 31.28 Whatever.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 43rdMost Influential: 184thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 417thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 434thLargest Welfare Programs: 489thMost Advanced Public Transport: 621stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 769thMost Pacifist: 1,059thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,365thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,568thSafest: 1,593rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,873rdNicest Citizens: 1,913thBest Weather: 1,918thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,942ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,036thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,161stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,203rdMost Inclusive: 2,221stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,340thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,382ndTop
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Largest Governments: 2,725thMost Cultured: 2,874thMost Developed: 3,042ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,182ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,760thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,798thLowest Crime Rates: 4,151stSmartest Citizens: 5,929thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,569thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,166thMost Stationary: 8,745thHighest Economic Output: 11,429thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,406thMost Efficient Economies: 14,104thMost Income Equality: 14,793rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,235thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,541st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 37th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionSafest: 50th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 56th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 59th in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionBest Weather: 66th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 74th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 75th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 77th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 80th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 82nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 82nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 85th in the regionMost Developed: 93rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 119th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Stationary: 160th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 163rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 201st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 227th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 250th in the regionLargest Populations: 290th in the regionNudest: 395th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 441st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 444th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 481st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 483rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 634th in the region

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