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The Empire of Picairn

“A Free Society Can't Censor Itself Into Progress.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Empire of Picairn is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Menellia I with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.249 billion Picairnians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stormridge. The average income tax rate is 76.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Picairnian economy, worth 200 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 160,893 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, and innocent defendants often plead guilty for fear of receiving a much harsher sentence before jury. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Picairn's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is None.

Picairn is ranked 8,698th in the world and 515th in The North Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 28,893.03 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 586thMost Influential: 1,896thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,655thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,113thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,362ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,874thMost Developed: 8,094thSmartest Citizens: 8,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,698thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,096thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,272ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,557thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,561stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,739thHealthiest Citizens: 9,831stMost Inclusive: 10,275thNicest Citizens: 10,421stRudest Citizens: 10,689thLargest Governments: 10,778thBest Weather: 10,847thMost Cultured: 10,853rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,054thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 11,095thLowest Crime Rates: 11,262ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,324thHighest Average Incomes: 11,356thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,896thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,725thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,764thMost Secular: 15,139thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,417thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,797thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,471stSafest: 17,787thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,464thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,493rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,697thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,131st
Largest Publishing Industry: 249th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 362nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 380th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 412th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 423rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 425th in the regionRudest Citizens: 461st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 472nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 483rd in the regionMost Developed: 492nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 515th in the regionLargest Governments: 531st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 534th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 536th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 538th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 545th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 550th in the regionMost Cultured: 552nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 553rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 563rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 598th in the regionBest Weather: 607th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 609th in the regionMost Inclusive: 614th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 639th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 653rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 661st in the regionMost Influential: 683rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 697th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 713th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 723rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 782nd in the regionMost Secular: 794th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 816th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 857th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 881st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 885th in the regionSafest: 944th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 971st in the region

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