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The Most Serene Republic of Piehu

“Everything that rises must one day fall”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Conglomerate of Varied Opinions

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Piehu

Population2.613 billion

CapitalNihil City
LeaderGeo

CurrencyDollar
AnimalShadow Dragon

The Most Serene Republic of Piehu is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Geo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 2.613 billion Piehuans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nihil City. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Piehuan economy, worth 742 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 284,179 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Piehuans believe manners maketh the leader, the comic book series 'Geo and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, neighbouring countries pay to situate their nuclear power plants in Piehu, and the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Piehu's national animal is the Shadow Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Piehu is ranked 160,990th in the world and 2nd in Conglomerate of Varied Opinions for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 767.54 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,047thRudest Citizens: 1,484thLargest Retail Industry: 2,072ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,196thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,361stTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 2,703rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,788thSmartest Citizens: 3,862ndMost Developed: 3,923rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,956thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,762ndLargest Governments: 4,789thMost Secular: 5,356thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,822ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,872ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,179thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,258thMost Patriotic: 7,269thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,408thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,736thHighest Food Quality: 8,876thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,045thLowest Crime Rates: 9,227thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,657thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,175thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,508thMost Cultured: 10,522ndLargest Black Market: 11,083rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,324thMost Inclusive: 11,351stNudest: 11,549thHealthiest Citizens: 11,832ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,520thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,719thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,812thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 14,386thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,817thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,557thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,589thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,308thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,653rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Piehu voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Piehu voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, neighbouring countries pay to situate their nuclear power plants in Piehu.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, the comic book series 'Geo and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, Piehuans believe manners maketh the leader.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, frat-house partying has become the national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing.
  • : Following new legislation in Piehu, Piehu's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.

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