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The Most Serene Republic of Purinland


Category: Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific



Population4.525 billion

CapitalNew Oxford
LeaderPaladin Danse

CurrencyPurin Pound

The Most Serene Republic of Purinland is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Paladin Danse with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.525 billion Purinlandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Oxford. The average income tax rate is 81.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Purinlandian economy, worth 363 trillion Purin Pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 80,279 Purin Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size, history textbook pages are used as impromptu tissues by distraught students, and counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purinland's national animal is the Capybara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Purinland is ranked 5,546th in the world and 203rd in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Influential: 2,291stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,294thBest Weather: 3,610thMost Pacifist: 3,994thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,640thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,252ndNicest Citizens: 5,469thSafest: 5,515thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,546thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,884thHealthiest Citizens: 6,138thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,198thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,693rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,808thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,078thMost Inclusive: 7,985thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,911thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,429thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,824thSmartest Citizens: 14,658thMost Cultured: 15,921stMost Income Equality: 19,845thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,031stLargest Governments: 20,503rd
Best Weather: 119th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 132nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 142nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 160th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 175th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 182nd in the regionSafest: 183rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 192nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 202nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 230th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Influential: 269th in the regionMost Inclusive: 275th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 291st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 354th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 356th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 432nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 448th in the regionMost Cultured: 453rd in the regionLargest Governments: 576th in the regionLargest Populations: 598th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 638th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 711th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 723rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 762nd in the region

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