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Highest Poor Incomes: 4,278thLowest Crime Rates: 4,975thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,408th
The Greater Philippine State of
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Emperio Maharlika

Population8.289 billion

CapitalBagong Maynila
LeaderPunong Fernando Gabriel Flores

CurrencyPeso
AnimalPhilippine Eagle

The Greater Philippine State of Emperio Maharlika is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Punong Fernando Gabriel Flores with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 8.289 billion Filipinos 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 Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bagong Maynila. The average income tax rate is 83.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Filipino economy, worth a remarkable 1,591 trillion Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 192,025 Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and the first step of recovery from alcoholism usually entails buying a bicycle. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Emperio Maharlika's national animal is the Philippine Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Emperio Maharlika is ranked 5,529th in the world and 218th in Balder for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 523.21 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 4,278thLowest Crime Rates: 4,975thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,408thMost Efficient Economies: 5,431stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,529thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,951stHealthiest Citizens: 6,209thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,195thMost Developed: 7,208thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,256thLargest Governments: 7,689thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,199thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,314thSmartest Citizens: 9,268thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,787thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,980thSafest: 10,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,463rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,063rdHighest Economic Output: 12,458thLargest Retail Industry: 12,849thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,224thMost Inclusive: 13,494thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,635thHighest Food Quality: 14,135thBest Weather: 14,925thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,503rdMost Secular: 16,073rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,225thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,390thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,878thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,913thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,398thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,941stMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,385th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 153rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 171st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 218th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 225th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 237th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 247th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 255th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 286th in the regionMost Developed: 314th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 323rd in the regionLargest Governments: 337th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 360th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 363rd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 386th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 408th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 473rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 489th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 522nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 540th in the regionSafest: 565th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 601st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 614th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 636th in the regionMost Inclusive: 654th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 676th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 713th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 720th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 731st in the region

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