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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,285th Most Devout: 1,428th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,947th
The Most Serene Republic of
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Ense Petit Placidam Sub Libertate Quietem
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Blandings and Fenwick

Population17.239 billion

CapitalIckenham
LeaderHis Supremely Eirenic Eminence

Currencyfranc
Animalgreen monster

The Most Serene Republic of Blandings and Fenwick is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by His Supremely Eirenic Eminence with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, frequent executions, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 17.239 billion Blandings and Fenwickians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, with Spirituality 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 1.6%.

The Blandings and Fenwickian economy, worth a remarkable 1,845 trillion francs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 107,066 francs, with the richest citizens earning 7.5 times as much as the poorest.

An epidemic of unpopped kernels causes movie goers to gnash their teeth, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, the weather in Ickenham is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings', and politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return. 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 155,712th in the world and 147th in Texas for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -12.25 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,285thMost Devout: 1,428thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,947thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,970thMost Influential: 1,971stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,800thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,656thHighest Economic Output: 5,767thLargest Populations: 5,970thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,655thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,171stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,662ndMost Stationary: 7,910thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,240thMost Cultured: 9,946thLargest Retail Industry: 10,082ndLargest Insurance Industry: 10,787thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,927thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,265thSafest: 11,407thNudest: 11,835thSmartest Citizens: 13,266thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,851stMost Rebellious Youth: 14,829th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14th in the regionNudest: 15th in the region

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