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Most Devout: 525thMost Primitive: 612thBest Weather: 2,685th
The Chiefdom Matriarchy of
Authoritarian Democracy
Fri Hani
Minister of Military Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.485 billion

LeaderFinix Fi'Shi

AnimalFire Falcon

The Chiefdom Matriarchy of FiHami is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Finix Fi'Shi with an even hand, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, public floggings, and daily referendums. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 2.485 billion FiHamians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ha'Hani. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse FiHamian economy, worth 180 trillion Flamethrowers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving. Average income is 72,551 Flamethrowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds large training centres to turn Fire Falcons into functioning members of society, it is a crime to offend someone's religious beliefs, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom, and Finix Fi'Shi tells rebellious ministers to "drop and give me twenty". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. FiHami's national animal is the Fire Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Finixi.

FiHami is ranked 87,344th in the world and 4,037th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 82.01 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Devout: 525thMost Primitive: 612thTop
Best Weather: 2,685thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,901stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,138thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,419thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,354thMost Influential: 7,413thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,420thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,384thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,605thMost Pacifist: 9,665thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,302ndMost Rebellious Youth: 10,423rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,838thMost Cultured: 11,363rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,417thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,779thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,100thNicest Citizens: 13,848thMost Inclusive: 14,015thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,675thLowest Crime Rates: 17,993rdLargest Governments: 18,572nd
Most Devout: 12th in the regionMost Primitive: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 89th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 137th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 219th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 226th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 254th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 300th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 301st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 323rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Cultured: 329th in the regionMost Pacifist: 368th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 396th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 405th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 478th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 498th in the regionNicest Citizens: 508th in the regionLargest Governments: 514th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 531st in the regionMost Influential: 711th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 785th in the region

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