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The Promised Land of Greener Pastures

“It's always better here”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: Nederland

Regional Influence: Squire


The Promised Land of Greener Pastures is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by MrGreen with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.598 billion Greener Pasturesians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pasture City. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Greener Pasturesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,012 trillion roots 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, highly specialized black market in Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 114,346 roots, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Complaining about Christmas music in October is a ho-ho-horrendous crime, thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise, the nation's best artists are considered pretty easy to beat, and schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greener Pastures's national animal is the mouse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Atheism.

Greener Pastures is ranked 23,364th in the world and 89th in Nederland for Most Influential, scoring 1,932 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,655thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,203rdTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2,779thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,150thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,218thLargest Black Market: 3,254thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,587thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,968thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,265thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,281stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,755thMost Armed: 8,891stMost Avoided: 9,115thHighest Economic Output: 9,606thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,728thTop
Largest Governments: 13,495thLargest Populations: 15,562ndMost Stationary: 16,996thMost Secular: 17,407thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,218thMost Efficient Economies: 19,178thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,332ndMost Developed: 22,772ndMost Influential: 23,364thLowest Crime Rates: 26,224th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the region

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