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Most Devout: 1,245th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,611th Most Influential: 1,717th
The Most Serene Republic of
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The Most Serene Republic of Blandings and Fenwick is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by His Supremely Eirenic Eminence with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, zero percent divorce rate, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 14.567 billion Blandings and Fenwickians 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 minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Spirituality, with Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ickenham. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The Blandings and Fenwickian economy, worth a remarkable 1,393 trillion francs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 95,646 francs, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', and the government is continually probing the galaxy in search of alien life. Crime is totally unknown. Blandings and Fenwick's national animal is the green monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Blandings and Fenwick is ranked 149,955th in the world and 188th in Texas for Most Avoided, scoring 0.93 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Devout: 1,245thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,611thMost Influential: 1,717thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,227thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,869thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,989thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,934thLargest Populations: 6,824thHighest Economic Output: 6,945thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,150thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,233rdTop
Most Stationary: 10,573rdMost Cultured: 11,955thSafest: 12,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,615thLargest Retail Industry: 13,012thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,099thSmartest Citizens: 15,765thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,070th
Most Devout: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the region

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