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The Most Serene Republic of Purinland


Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific



Population2.887 billion

CapitalNew Oxford
LeaderPaladin Danse

CurrencyPurin Pound

The Most Serene Republic of Purinland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Paladin Danse with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.887 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 prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Oxford. The average income tax rate is 79.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Purinlandian economy, worth 219 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 75,984 Purin Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

More than one company makes the board game Monopoly, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers, and feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 162,379th in the world and 6,597th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -13.22 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,095thMost Influential: 2,519thBest Weather: 3,664thMost Pacifist: 4,327thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,963rdNicest Citizens: 5,211thSafest: 5,508thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,542ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,770thHealthiest Citizens: 6,059thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,241stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,934thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,087thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,441stMost Inclusive: 7,442ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,490thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,295thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,565thLowest Crime Rates: 10,871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,043rdMost Income Equality: 15,413thSmartest Citizens: 15,944th
Best Weather: 107th in the regionMost Pacifist: 150th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 151st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 161st in the regionSafest: 167th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 175th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 175th in the regionNicest Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 183rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 204th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 215th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 227th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 235th in the regionMost Inclusive: 261st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Influential: 287th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 297th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 327th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 481st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 486th in the regionMost Stationary: 562nd in the regionLargest Governments: 570th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 607th in the regionMost Income Equality: 643rd in the regionMost Developed: 678th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 684th in the region

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