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The Scritchy Furpile of Slys Paws

“What could pawssibly go wrong?”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific


Slys Paws

Population24.632 billion



The Scritchy Furpile of Slys Paws is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sly with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 24.632 billion Slys Pawsians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but underdeveloped Slys Pawsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,373 trillion Champies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 96,376 Champies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

School lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, government opponents tend to have their patents rejected immediately, Slys Pawsian housewives become unusually flustered when thinking about Sly, and the nation operates a "finders-keepers" policy with other nations' citizens. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Slys Paws's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Slys Paws is ranked 1,112th in the world and 29th in The East Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 293 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Safest: 140thMost Pacifist: 170thLowest Crime Rates: 244thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 305thHighest Average Tax Rates: 393rdMost Beautiful Environments: 401stBest Weather: 466thHealthiest Citizens: 519thLargest Governments: 542ndLongest Average Lifespans: 598thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,049thMost Cultured: 1,112thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,465thSmartest Citizens: 1,573rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,588thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,599thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,609thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,744thNicest Citizens: 1,822ndMost Influential: 1,925thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,218thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,712thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,097thLargest Populations: 3,314thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,255thHighest Economic Output: 4,948thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,078thMost Stationary: 5,235thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,452ndMost Inclusive: 5,622ndMost Secular: 5,980thTop
Nudest: 12,777thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,059th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 42nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 49th in the regionNicest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 55th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 83rd in the regionMost Stationary: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionMost Influential: 113th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 127th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 134th in the regionMost Inclusive: 180th in the regionMost Secular: 192nd in the regionNudest: 231st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 423rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 638th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 672nd in the region

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