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Most Advanced Public Education: 14th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th
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Psycho Birds

Population18.958 billion

CapitalCookoo Nest
LeaderAb Devil
FaithDevil Worship


The Sadistic Dungeons of Psycho Birds is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ab Devil with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, ban on automobiles, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.958 billion Psycho Paths are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cookoo Nest. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Psycho Path economy, worth a remarkable 9,063 trillion loonies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 478,070 loonies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Cookoo Nest, it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance, only persecuted professionals need apply, and good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Ab Devil. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Psycho Birds's national animal is the pigeon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Devil Worship.

Psycho Birds is ranked 47,093rd in the world and 75th in Canada for Most Stationary, with 219.045519533 Days.

Most Advanced Public Education: 14thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24thMost Beautiful Environments: 37thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 75thLargest Black Market: 76thBest Weather: 78thMost Corrupt Governments: 78thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 81stMost Developed: 91stMost Subsidized Industry: 91stHighest Poor Incomes: 94thLongest Average Lifespans: 116thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 132ndLowest Crime Rates: 135thHealthiest Citizens: 157thHighest Average Incomes: 290thMost Secular: 300thHighest Average Tax Rates: 329thMost Cultured: 361stLargest Governments: 365thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 429thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 431stHighest Economic Output: 438thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 510thSmartest Citizens: 587thMost Advanced Public Transport: 679thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,147thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,470thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,480thTop
Most Inclusive: 1,847thMost Efficient Economies: 2,150thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,604thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,864thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,913thRudest Citizens: 4,134thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,384thLargest Populations: 5,876thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,802ndMost Pacifist: 10,902nd
Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Ab Devil.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, only persecuted professionals need apply.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance.
  • : Psycho Birds was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Cookoo Nest.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, Psycho Path husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, cheap goods stamped "Made In Dàguó" are increasingly rare.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, multiple births are a cause of celebration for tax collectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Birds, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.