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Most Efficient Economies: 732nd Largest Black Market: 2,432nd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,014th
The Not So Isolated Islands of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Coincidences are the way forward
Lord Malik IV
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Boring Paradise

Population21.807 billion

CapitalParadisia
LeaderLord Malik IV
FaithHawkism

CurrencyBorish pound
AnimalHawka Bear

The Not So Isolated Islands of Boring Paradise is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Malik IV with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 21.807 billion Paradisians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Paradisia. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Paradisian economy, worth a remarkable 2,768 trillion Borish pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 126,949 Borish pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The ongoing space elevator construction project has elevated the national debt to all new levels, meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government imposed restrictions, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, and the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Boring Paradise's national animal is the Hawka Bear, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Hawkism.

Boring Paradise is ranked 152,799th in the world and 61st in Esportiva for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -12.3 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Efficient Economies: 732ndTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,432ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,014thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,056thHighest Economic Output: 3,676thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,972ndLargest Populations: 4,094thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,847thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,620thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,658thTop
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Best Weather: 8,517thMost Developed: 10,128thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,838thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,078thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,606thLowest Crime Rates: 11,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,384thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,571st
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the region

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