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A Leaf on the Wind

Population3.467 billion

LeaderKhosrow Tam


The Watch how I Soar Nation of A Leaf on the Wind is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Khosrow Tam with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, avant-garde cinema, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.467 billion BrownCoats love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serenity. The average income tax rate is 61.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Leaf on the Windian economy, worth 115 trillion lire a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 33,258 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fly fishermen are legally forbidden from using electronic lures, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, and grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Leaf on the Wind's national animal is the parrot, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Zoroastrianism.

A Leaf on the Wind is ranked 164,531st in the world and 4,928th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -15.57 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 4,708thSafest: 8,330thTop
Most Pacifist: 8,429thBest Weather: 9,965thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,498thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,282ndNicest Citizens: 12,545thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,704thMost Inclusive: 14,836thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,349th
Least Corrupt Governments: 104th in the regionMost Pacifist: 178th in the regionSafest: 182nd in the regionBest Weather: 239th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 239th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Inclusive: 301st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 307th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 360th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 378th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 385th in the regionMost Income Equality: 396th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 411th in the regionMost Cultured: 448th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 472nd in the region

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