by Max Barry

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Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Region That Has No Big Banks

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Pifflepoff

Population567 million

CapitalBig Boy City

Currencyphilip
AnimalAlligator

The United Socialist States of Pifflepoff is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 567 million Pifflepoffians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Big Boy City. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Pifflepoffian economy, worth 42.3 trillion philips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 74,686 philips, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables, Pifflepoff's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned, and selfie stick use is a required Scout badge. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pifflepoff's national animal is the Alligator, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Pifflepoff is ranked 180,538th in the world and 98th in The Region That Has No Big Banks for Most Primitive, scoring -174.24 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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5%
Most Pacifist: 4,218thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,421stSafest: 4,878thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,206thNicest Citizens: 5,751stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,568thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,800thMost Inclusive: 7,034thMost Influential: 8,460thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,621stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,665thTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,300thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,160thBest Weather: 14,691stLongest Average Lifespans: 15,490thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,714thMost Income Equality: 16,878thLowest Crime Rates: 16,943rdHealthiest Citizens: 17,756thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,785thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,906thSmartest Citizens: 19,976thLargest Governments: 20,409th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
10%
Nicest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, Pifflepoff's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, posh restaurants scatter glass fragments on the dining room floor to keep out barefoot undesirables.
  • : Pifflepoff was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Pifflepoff.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in Pifflepoff, atheists in the nation feel uneasy living in buildings where they were once vilified.

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