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The One-Winged Etymology 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

Population9.742 billion

CapitalCiria
FaithRevara

CurrencySicara
AnimalTerror Bird

The One-Winged Etymology Shark of Erinor is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.742 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.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — 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 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Erinoran economy, worth a remarkable 1,394 trillion Sicaras a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 143,116 Sicaras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The standardised national curriculum requires that all-male classes be taught why they have periods, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, the government pours millions of Sicaras into rehabilitation programs annually, and parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend. 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 449th in the world and 13th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 6,519.53 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 28thMost Influential: 107thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 449thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 504thLargest Welfare Programs: 505thMost Advanced Public Transport: 686thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 794thMost Pacifist: 989thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,428thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,540thSafest: 1,578thNicest Citizens: 1,738thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,754thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,921stBest Weather: 1,977thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,012thMost Inclusive: 2,047thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,120thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,254thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,281stLargest Governments: 2,592ndMost Cultured: 2,814thMost Developed: 2,975thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,109thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,493rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,621stLowest Crime Rates: 4,013thSmartest Citizens: 5,745thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,891stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,755thMost Stationary: 9,193rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,875thMost Efficient Economies: 12,681stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,435thHighest Average Incomes: 15,245thMost Income Equality: 16,658thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,929th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 58th in the regionNicest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 60th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 61st in the regionBest Weather: 68th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Inclusive: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 77th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 78th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 78th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 97th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 114th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 115th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 163rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Stationary: 176th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 221st in the regionLargest Populations: 293rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 318th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 399th in the regionNudest: 415th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 431st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 498th in the regionMost Income Equality: 716th in the region

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