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The Tribal Sultanate of The Pacific Caliphate

“Let us Hammer our Swords into Plowshares”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the Rejected Realms

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The Pacific Caliphate

Population11.085 billion

CapitalThe Heart of Darkness
LeaderChief Qidlaq el-Chasai
Faithpantheistic monism

CurrencyHornbill
AnimalButtered Breadfly

The Tribal Sultanate of The Pacific Caliphate is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Qidlaq el-Chasai with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.085 billion Pacifisians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Heart of Darkness. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pacifistic economy, worth a remarkable 1,824 trillion Hornbills a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 164,615 Hornbills, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's reinforced coffee tables are constructed to survive an atomic blast, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and getting an autograph has become harder than ever. Crime is totally unknown. The Pacific Caliphate's national animal is the Buttered Breadfly, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is pantheistic monism.

The Pacific Caliphate is ranked 2,448th in the world and 60th in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 96.15 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,012thNicest Citizens: 1,056thBest Weather: 1,428thMost Inclusive: 1,598thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,629thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,685thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,739thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,773rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,876thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,895thMost Pacifist: 1,989thMost Cultured: 2,094thHealthiest Citizens: 2,126thMost Efficient Economies: 2,395thMost Developed: 2,448thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,024thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,304thSmartest Citizens: 3,442ndSafest: 3,528thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,531stMost Influential: 3,532ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,628thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,567thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,001stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,254thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,403rdLargest Governments: 6,213thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,726thHighest Economic Output: 6,943rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,959thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,233rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,115thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,757thHighest Average Incomes: 9,822nd
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 40th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionMost Pacifist: 45th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 51st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 53rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 55th in the regionMost Developed: 60th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionSafest: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 93rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 104th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 113th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 121st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 134th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 154th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 165th in the regionMost Stationary: 167th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 199th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 214th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 232nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 235th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 291st in the regionMost Secular: 428th in the region

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