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Flippica

Population5.68 billion

CapitalCastelias
LeaderPresident Nommiticus

CurrencyEmerald
AnimalUnicorn

The United Provinces of Flippica is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Nommiticus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.68 billion Flippicans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castelias. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Flippican economy, worth a remarkable 1,198 trillion Emeralds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 211,080 Emeralds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, and social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Flippica's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Flippica is ranked 168,940th in the world and 9,032nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -896.01 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 410thNicest Citizens: 454thBest Weather: 554thMost Pacifist: 591stMost Developed: 597thMost Inclusive: 639thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 641stLeast Corrupt Governments: 660thLongest Average Lifespans: 718thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 755thMost Beautiful Environments: 755thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 871stSafest: 1,023rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,094thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,132ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,164thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,310thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,383rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,456thLargest Governments: 1,474thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,486thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,575thMost Influential: 1,689thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,889thLowest Crime Rates: 2,364thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,641stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,682ndMost Cultured: 2,895thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,941stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,086thMost Efficient Economies: 3,087thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,716thHighest Average Incomes: 4,867thTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,673rdHighest Economic Output: 11,367thMost Secular: 15,023rdNudest: 15,063rdMost Income Equality: 15,516th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionMost Pacifist: 40th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 43rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 45th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 55th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 57th in the regionSafest: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 66th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 70th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 74th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 86th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 97th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 116th in the regionMost Cultured: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 137th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 144th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 146th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 147th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 152nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 231st in the regionMost Politically Free: 271st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 334th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 526th in the regionMost Influential: 667th in the regionLargest Populations: 773rd in the regionMost Secular: 774th in the regionMost Income Equality: 884th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 128 » Alunya, The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Buckerino, Uganda Knuckles UK, Black Templares, Trillius, PlanetPunk, Ka Ching, Sundred, Saturns Edge, Kwaj, Ethnon, Sunto, North Bratislava, Sheldanada, Peldorn, Napnomadia, Koda-Land, Maott, Steraz, Corfad, Bayern-Straubing, Acrabinnia, Great Bights Mum, Ibiscaton, Notyoutopia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Shibutani, Tappan Hills, Steampunk Ariel, Federation Terra Australis, Novare Res, Sinelona, Siwale, THX1138, Shin-Hachioji, Spartoptia, Jasminlandia, Ninjak30, Dreadton, New Bremerton, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Holy Oranz, Q w e r t y, Pallaith, and 78 others.Ostrinios, Joodey, New Pruessen, Frances Francis the First of France, Guer Aike, Plangainer, Racoda, Haor Chall, Noiah, Torakuen, Sil Dorsett, Selfgradatude, Kirostan, Egalico, United Draconia, Lunallian, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Sakaryata, Shadowrik, The United States of Romania, Wineclaw, The Pantheons, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Brettenia, Fayyayid, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Durgron, Astronomical, General COE, Guslantis, SillyString, Ejhsa, The Notorious Mad Jack, Kasazzastan, Aratani, Lost Staria, Amerian States, Valhalla123, Seidr Wyrd, Staunching the Tycoon, Rkainjel, Amauri, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, The Kyziban Islands, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Pasargad, Ikea Rike, Afrille, Sanjurika, Free Azzaca, Thiammyalllaland, Moubarakistan, Vikingiarchy, Kingdom of Destsky, Niradans, Votak Matim, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Miruma, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Former English Colony, North Altatude, Helia Geopes, Test for a new hope, Conservadoria, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Hileville, The Black Cathedral, and Loli County.

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