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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 633rdBest Weather: 877thMost Influential: 998th
The Semi-Inactive Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Wake me up before you go-go.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Paul Pasch

Population8.487 billion

CapitalCapitali
LeaderJohn Finch Camden
FaithPenguinism

Currencycelene
Animalpenguin

The Semi-Inactive Republic of Paul Pasch is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by John Finch Camden with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.487 billion Paschans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capitali. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Paschan economy, worth 851 trillion celenes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,357 celenes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paul Pasch's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Penguinism.

Paul Pasch is ranked 222,783rd in the world and 8,279th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -210.23 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 633rdBest Weather: 877thMost Influential: 998thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,486thMost Pacifist: 1,721stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,771stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,967thNicest Citizens: 2,093rdTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,459thSafest: 3,240thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,486thHealthiest Citizens: 3,818thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,895thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,822ndMost Inclusive: 6,426thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,092ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,780thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,960thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,977thMost Cultured: 8,520thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,104thSmartest Citizens: 10,710thMost Devout: 11,417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,683rdTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,318thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,577thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,019thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,111thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,013thMost Developed: 18,587thLargest Governments: 19,155thHighest Economic Output: 22,087thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,572nd
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Best Weather: 60th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 94th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 111th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 136th in the regionNicest Citizens: 143rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 152nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 180th in the regionSafest: 180th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 201st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 238th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 295th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 303rd in the regionMost Influential: 371st in the regionMost Inclusive: 404th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 409th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 426th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 433rd in the regionMost Cultured: 442nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 459th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 476th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 577th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 591st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 596th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 658th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 685th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 693rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 708th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 755th in the regionLargest Populations: 759th in the region

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