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The Republic of Purple Hyacinth


Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: the South Pacific


Purple Hyacinth

Population411 million


AnimalPhantom Scythe

The Republic of Purple Hyacinth is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 411 million Purple Hyacinthians 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 enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ardhalis. The average income tax rate is 77.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Purple Hyacinthian economy, worth 20.8 trillion flowers a year, is highly specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 50,555 flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, group hugs break out during floor votes, the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons, and the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purple Hyacinth's national animal is the Phantom Scythe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Purple Hyacinth is ranked 57,872nd in the world and 2,396th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 72.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 222ndMost Influential: 1,928thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,003rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,956thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,186thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,885thTop
Nicest Citizens: 10,544thMost Inclusive: 12,120thHighest Drug Use: 12,240thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,385thMost Pacifist: 14,291stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,726thBest Weather: 16,893rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,606thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,435thMost Cultured: 20,192ndMost Rebellious Youth: 20,376th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 132nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 139th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 199th in the regionMost Influential: 209th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 218th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 331st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 359th in the regionNicest Citizens: 368th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 421st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 505th in the regionBest Weather: 566th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 585th in the regionMost Cultured: 599th in the regionMost Pacifist: 611th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 625th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 628th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 648th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 665th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 703rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 751st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 773rd in the region

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