by Max Barry

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Nudest: 81stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,070thMost Pacifist: 7,607th
The Sweet Dreams of
Left-wing Utopia
Je viens chercher ce qu'il me faut pour repartir.
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Population12.283 billion



The Sweet Dreams of Pictou is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 12.283 billion Pictonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Denoon. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Pictouan economy, worth 421 trillion Hectors a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 34,316 Hectors, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fattest folk in Pictou look to be the happiest ones, the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, and tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens. Crime is totally unknown. Pictou's national animal is the Spaniel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pictou is ranked 178,334th in the world and 4th in NationStatesHolics Anonymous for Best Weather, with 97 Meters Of Sunlight.

Nudest: 81stTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 6,070thMost Pacifist: 7,607thSafest: 8,145thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,801stMost Income Equality: 10,399thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 14,674thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,477thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,373rdSmartest Citizens: 18,823rdMost Inclusive: 20,439thMost Cultured: 21,395thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,223rdNicest Citizens: 22,380thLargest Populations: 23,602ndMost Politically Free: 24,154th

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