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Largest Publishing Industry: 602ndBest Weather: 5,010thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,970th
The Nation of
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We fly for freedom!
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Flying Scorchios

Population14.824 billion


Animalneopet owner

The Nation of Flying Scorchios is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, prohibition of alcohol, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.824 billion Flying Scorchiosians 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.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Law & Order, with Defense and Spirituality not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The strong Flying Scorchiosian economy, worth 631 trillion neopoints a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 42,572 neopoints, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 120,425 per year while the poor average 12,037, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

The armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists, women who display their ankles are shunned by society, Flying Scorchios is building an army to protect its overseas territories, and people have to sneak out of the country in order to have sex. Crime is totally unknown. Flying Scorchios's national animal is the neopet owner, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Flying Scorchios is ranked 29,927th in the world and 10th in Founderless for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

Largest Publishing Industry: 602ndTop
Best Weather: 5,010thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,970thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,703rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,493rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,559thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,654thTop
Smartest Citizens: 15,661stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 19,164thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,297thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,529thLargest Populations: 20,118thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,135thHighest Food Quality: 26,524th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the region

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