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Fifth Jellian Republic

Population141 million


The Democratic States of Fifth Jellian Republic is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 141 million Fifth Jellian Republicians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 48.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Fifth Jellian Republician economy, worth 4.29 trillion Joles a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 30,442 Joles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fifth Jellian Republic successfully hosted the the South Pacific Olympics, engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?", satellite images show safe electoral constituencies in complete darkness, and EpiPen sales have skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fifth Jellian Republic's national animal is the Jellyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Fifth Jellian Republic is ranked 284,112th in the world and 10,048th in the South Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.43 Obesity Rate.

Most Income Equality: 18,853rd
Most Income Equality: 737th in the regionBest Weather: 916th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 952nd in the region

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