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The Island of The Parandeam

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Location: 10000 Islands


The Parandeam

Population11.596 billion



The Island of The Parandeam is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.596 billion Parandeans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hyacinthia. The average income tax rate is 79.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Parandean economy, worth 860 trillion Aces a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 74,243 Aces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', newspapers are running a front-page picture of President holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker, and police aim to defeat hatred with love with their "hugs-for-thugs" program. Crime is totally unknown. The Parandeam's national animal is the Moose, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Parandeam is ranked 21,568th in the world and 355th in 10000 Islands for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 244.4 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 421stTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,910thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,939thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,207thBest Weather: 4,256thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,792ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,867thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,876thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,118thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,556thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,773rdNicest Citizens: 8,095thHighest Food Quality: 8,989thMost Inclusive: 9,038thMost Cultured: 9,542ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,751stMost Stationary: 10,532ndMost Pacifist: 10,712thNudest: 10,806thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,260thTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,193rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,051stMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,061stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,077thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,199thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,189thMost Secular: 20,067thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,568thHealthiest Citizens: 21,812thLargest Governments: 25,225thHighest Economic Output: 26,316th
Most Influential: 55th in the regionTop
Nudest: 75th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 82nd in the regionMost Stationary: 83rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 88th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 99th in the regionBest Weather: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 101st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 105th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 109th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 127th in the region

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