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Most Efficient Economies: 788th Largest Black Market: 1,575th Most Influential: 2,964th
The Not So Isolated Islands of
Father Knows Best State
Coincidences are the way forward
Lord Malik IV
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Not So Isolated Islands of Boring Paradise is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Lord Malik IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, ubiquitous missile silos, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.025 billion Paradisians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, 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 70.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Paradisian economy, worth a remarkable 2,382 trillion Borish pounds a year, is 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 132,178 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 a very well-funded 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 44,739th in the world and 22nd in Esportiva for Most Income Equality, scoring 52.34 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Efficient Economies: 788thLargest Black Market: 1,575thTop
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Most Influential: 2,964thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,176thHighest Economic Output: 3,287thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,616thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,023rdLargest Populations: 4,586thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,187thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,531stTop
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Most Developed: 8,885thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,118thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,098thBest Weather: 10,836thLowest Crime Rates: 11,786thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,077thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,196thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,481stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,827thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,448thHighest Average Incomes: 16,050thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,623rd
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the region

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