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Rudest Citizens: 235thLargest Retail Industry: 259thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 489th
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Furbish Islands

Population9.817 billion

CapitalFurby City
LeaderPrime Minister Thomas Norup
FaithChurch of Furby Island

CurrencyFurbish dollar
AnimalFurbish jungle cat

The Republic of Furbish Islands is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Thomas Norup with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, national health service, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.817 billion Furbishmen hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Administration, although Healthcare, Industry, and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Furby City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Furbish economy, worth a remarkable 2,551 trillion Furbish dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 259,954 Furbish dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

The tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, the tenet of free speech is held dear, public toilets are famed for their rear entries, and hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Furbish Islands's national animal is the Furbish jungle cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of Furby Island.

Furbish Islands is ranked 6,086th in the world and 5th in Republic of Conservative Nations for Highest Economic Output, with 2,551 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Rudest Citizens: 235thLargest Retail Industry: 259thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 489thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 652ndHighest Crime Rates: 798thMost Rebellious Youth: 827thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 892ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 916thMost Armed: 948thMost Avoided: 1,454thMost Cultured: 2,111thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,660thHighest Drug Use: 2,774thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,798thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,995thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,135thHighest Average Incomes: 3,148thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,596thMost Inclusive: 4,433rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,487thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,758thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,948thHighest Economic Output: 6,086thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,146thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,573rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,598thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,816thSmartest Citizens: 7,145thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,675thLargest Mining Sector: 8,664thLargest Black Market: 8,837thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,772ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,586thFattest Citizens: 12,240thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 15,559thMost Secular: 16,878thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,583rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,667thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,848thMost Politically Free: 20,242ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,098thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,648th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the region

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