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The Rainbow Colors of Birds of Paradise

“Freedom and Tranquility”

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Location: Nederland

Regional Influence: Vassal


The Rainbow Colors of Birds of Paradise is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by MrGreenbird with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, public floggings, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 31.82 billion Birds of Paradiseans 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ParadiseCity. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Birds of Paradisean economy, worth a remarkable 3,026 trillion Manas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Trout Farming. 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 95,119 Manas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, vitriolic divorce proceedings have become prime-time television, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Birds of Paradise's national animal is the Manabird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Atheism.

Birds of Paradise is ranked 28,213th in the world and 59th in Nederland for Highest Poor Incomes, with 63,833.91 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,420thMost Stationary: 1,641stLargest Black Market: 1,911thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,129thLargest Populations: 2,617thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,152ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,456thMost Devout: 4,250thHighest Economic Output: 5,727thMost Avoided: 5,878thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,971stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,495thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,761stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,336thMost Influential: 8,833rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,584thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,708thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,791stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,799thMost Pacifist: 16,808thMost Patriotic: 17,204thMost Authoritarian: 17,751stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,437thMost Efficient Economies: 22,229thLargest Governments: 22,770thBest Weather: 24,443rdMost Primitive: 25,923rd
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Patriotic: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the region

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