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The Republic of FreeFishers

“From Many, One”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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FreeFishers

Population8.702 billion

CapitalSalmobright

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Animalsalmon

The Republic of FreeFishers is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.702 billion FreeFisherFolks 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 Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Salmobright. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming FreeFishersian economy, worth a remarkable 1,003 trillion marks a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 115,328 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, and police officers spend more time on calisthenics than actually catching criminals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. FreeFishers's national animal is the salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

FreeFishers is ranked 8,151st in the world and 225th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 2,088.68 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 570thMost Influential: 871stBest Weather: 1,502ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,258thTop
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Safest: 2,396thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,500thMost Secular: 2,551stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,361stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,659thMost Pacifist: 3,663rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,856thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,447thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,466thHealthiest Citizens: 5,786thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,353rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,151stMost Inclusive: 8,220thLowest Crime Rates: 9,256thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,363rdLargest Governments: 9,367thNicest Citizens: 9,428thSmartest Citizens: 10,539thMost Stationary: 10,609thMost Cultured: 11,012thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,609thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,675thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,517thHighest Economic Output: 17,065thMost Developed: 17,145thMost Politically Free: 17,357thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,004th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionBest Weather: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 59th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 73rd in the regionSafest: 76th in the regionMost Influential: 79th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 96th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 106th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 121st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 140th in the regionMost Pacifist: 143rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 183rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 188th in the regionMost Stationary: 200th in the regionMost Politically Free: 205th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 225th in the regionLargest Governments: 250th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 261st in the regionMost Inclusive: 280th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 308th in the regionMost Cultured: 310th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 322nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 329th in the regionLargest Populations: 336th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 337th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 396th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 458th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 467th in the regionMost Developed: 518th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 543rd in the regionNudest: 546th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 700th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 711th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 730th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 753rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 794th in the region

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