by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 330thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,435th
The Republic to Democracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Communism will help us rise from our ashes.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.094 billion

CapitalThe Fiery Death
LeaderPhoenix Wrong


The Republic to Democracy of BurningPhoenix is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Phoenix Wrong with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, daily referendums, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.094 billion BurningPhoenixians 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, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Fiery Death. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient BurningPhoenixian economy, worth a remarkable 1,331 trillion Fenixes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 261,351 Fenixes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, it's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to Phoenix Wrong, and excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BurningPhoenix's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

BurningPhoenix is ranked 2,151st in the world and 10th in The Communist Bloc for Rudest Citizens, with 229.31 Insults Per Minute.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 330thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,058thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,435thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,482ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,599thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,754thMost Secular: 1,868thLargest Governments: 1,879thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,017thMost Developed: 2,103rdRudest Citizens: 2,151stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,160thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,191stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,273rdMost Armed: 2,288thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,345thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,423rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,599thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,706thSmartest Citizens: 2,991stHighest Average Incomes: 3,106thMost Efficient Economies: 3,560thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,817thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,880thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,892ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,066thBest Weather: 4,266thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,483rdLargest Black Market: 5,028thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,130thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,741stMost Influential: 5,908thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,509thHealthiest Citizens: 8,568thMost Cultured: 9,922ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,563rdLargest Retail Industry: 17,547thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,574thMost Inclusive: 17,734thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,515th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 43rd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 46th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 49th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 54th in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 56th in the regionMost Average: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 66th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 72nd in the regionBest Weather: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 84th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 89th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 93 » Anarchic Cirrikh, Saint Shepard, The United Sangha, Saniston, Hispania Aeterna, The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine, Parangaba, The Union of Malaysian Socialists, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics23, Thebrin, Melres e Medas, Kheshiga, Arbados Balarascia, Blakkland, The Reunification of Korea, Tanamerah, Grand Radia, Ostveimar, ZhongMania, Phallas, Souptorrych, Redternetia, Swedenirl1, Calusahatchii, Dynamic Revolution, Theria Han, Itilien, Virgondo, The palace of God 2, Ubertas, Daiamid, The Steephills, Old Mare, North Fluedan, Uinted Communist of Africa, Kolechecka, Jacarta, Illeron, Very Good Nation, Domona, Westacaucasus, Kethania, South Asian Socialist Republics, Lentilha, Ambaniala, Terrapinne, A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland, Shamian, Transbiansylvania, Soviet Felines, and 43 others.Kitchen Nation, Marxmeans, Liliumtopia, Therlica, Caerebor, Virdmar, Southern Taraxacia, Vulga, Great Galanthia, Secutor, The Tarpeian Cliffs, Huelistan, Ima, Pajonia, GreatUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics, Socialist Union of Slavic Republics, Vereinte Deutsche Foederation, Zaversko, Rothnia, -Gregoria, Whatevernext, Juiklop, The Plebeian States, Anarhic Morrowind, Imperial Plumbus, Soviet Socialist Anglia, Lorgim Lukka, Radicalania, Garbynia, Vilouki, Cinnamon Resort, Council of America, Bibliophilius, Hachea, Kahira el-Mubaraka, The Greater Tulsa Area, Mazovian Proletarians, New Astri, Red nation state, Sirijiva, Akasaka Sad, The Democratic Democracy of Democracies, and Hopolieistan.

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