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The Most Serene Republic of French Bananastan

“Give us liberty or give us something else.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

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Location: The North Pacific

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French Bananastan

Population6.686 billion

CapitalArdis Hall
LeaderEmma Peel
Faithnone of anyone's business

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AnimalPangolin

The Most Serene Republic of French Bananastan is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emma Peel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.686 billion French Bananastanians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardis Hall. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient French Bananastanian economy, worth 816 trillion Widgets a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 122,119 Widgets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Almost every singles' party has a clergy and courtesans theme, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, Emma Peel panders to nontraditional families, and truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. French Bananastan's national animal is the Pangolin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none of anyone's business.

French Bananastan is ranked 4,005th in the world and 237th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.98 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 291stMost Influential: 560thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,045thBest Weather: 2,045thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,743rdSafest: 2,843rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,108thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,335thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,560thNicest Citizens: 3,818thMost Pacifist: 3,834thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,856thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,005thMost Inclusive: 4,157thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,166thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,064thHealthiest Citizens: 5,164thMost Politically Free: 6,257thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,351stNudest: 6,591stMost Developed: 6,828thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,550thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,729thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,557thSmartest Citizens: 9,749thMost Cultured: 9,763rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,040thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,650thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,798thHighest Drug Use: 11,425thMost Stationary: 11,693rdLargest Governments: 11,737thMost Secular: 13,543rd
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Most Politically Free: 64th in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 114th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 119th in the regionBest Weather: 124th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 152nd in the regionSafest: 153rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 154th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 160th in the regionMost Influential: 190th in the regionNudest: 204th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 216th in the regionNicest Citizens: 221st in the regionMost Pacifist: 221st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 237th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 237th in the regionMost Inclusive: 262nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 266th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 276th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 282nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 293rd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 401st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 416th in the regionMost Developed: 420th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 464th in the regionMost Cultured: 479th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 483rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 485th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 557th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 561st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 568th in the regionLargest Governments: 582nd in the regionLargest Populations: 607th in the regionMost Secular: 715th in the region

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