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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 533rdMost Devout: 547thBest Weather: 786th
The Organic Vegan Commune of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Come to the Catholic Church; We have second breakfast
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Frustrated Franciscans

Population36.664 billion

CapitalRockville Centre
LeaderFriar Cadfail
FaithRoman Catholic

Animalbrown bear

The Organic Vegan Commune of Frustrated Franciscans is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Friar Cadfail with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory vegetarianism, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, devout population of 36.664 billion Franciscans 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rockville Centre. The average income tax rate is 24.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Franciscan economy, worth a remarkable 3,093 trillion rosaries a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 84,385 rosaries, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The RXN information hour is a guaranteed cure for insomnia, a shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills, the space program has been reduced to Friar Cadfail's nephew playing with a cardboard space shuttle, and royal mothers accustomed to baby-talk assure the troops "we gweatly wespect your service; yes, we do". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Frustrated Franciscans's national animal is the brown bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Frustrated Franciscans is ranked 313,672nd in the world and 86th in Catholic for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -31.7 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 533rdMost Devout: 547thBest Weather: 786thMost Pacifist: 1,060thMost Primitive: 1,635thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,754thLargest Populations: 1,787thNicest Citizens: 1,916thLowest Crime Rates: 1,919thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,560thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,923rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,036thHealthiest Citizens: 3,039thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,312thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,280thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,555thHighest Economic Output: 6,127thMost Influential: 6,142ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,438thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,140thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,456thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,001stLargest Governments: 13,543rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,615thSafest: 17,835thHighest Disposable Incomes: 25,278th
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the region

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