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Most Influential: 106thMost Subsidized Industry: 214thMost Efficient Economies: 300th
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Population10.028 billion

LeaderConsul Madeline

CurrencyTaco Bell Coupon
AnimalKyruem Black

The Phantom Pain of Galway-Dublin is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Consul Madeline with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 10.028 billion Furries hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Galway. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Furry economy, worth a remarkable 2,860 trillion Taco Bell Coupons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 285,274 Taco Bell Coupons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, Furry soldiers are assured their new ray-guns will finally power up after the next round of ominous chanting, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, and owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Galway-Dublin's national animal is the Kyruem Black, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Galway-Dublin is ranked 133,853rd in the world and 623rd in Europe for Most Pro-Market, scoring 36.11 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 106thMost Subsidized Industry: 214thMost Efficient Economies: 300thLargest Agricultural Sector: 384thMost Inclusive: 390thHighest Average Tax Rates: 408thLargest Governments: 417thMost Developed: 418thLowest Crime Rates: 437thLongest Average Lifespans: 473rdHealthiest Citizens: 606thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 670thMost Advanced Public Education: 757thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 829thSmartest Citizens: 1,056thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,082ndMost Cultured: 1,103rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,379thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,463rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,675thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,742ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,795thNicest Citizens: 1,921stTop
Safest: 2,290thHighest Average Incomes: 2,293rdMost Pacifist: 2,512thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,826thBest Weather: 3,184thMost Secular: 3,308thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,709thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,901stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,939thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,148thHighest Economic Output: 4,462ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,462ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,499thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,171stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,910thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,968th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 42nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 55th in the regionMost Secular: 55th in the regionBest Weather: 59th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 71st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Populations: 93rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 99th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 147 » The Seven Provinces, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Bohomo, Super Happy Land, Regnum Italiae, Falvaard, Troltovia, Maritzal, Lieges, Imperium Anglorum, Lovisa, Dark Matter, Feria-Alkaline, Nuweland, Wombelland, The New Nordic Union, Einswenn, Evka, Sinclairtown, Slavorussia, Dauershire, An Clar, Popaholick, Northern German Federation, Ansington, Chioganah, Puerto Thelosia, Lexembourg, Milfgaerd, Durlia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Alympian Kingdom, Daneforth, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Ahma, Thracia Republic, Germany Third Reich, Irminsulia, Quentenia, Alsted, St Scarlett, Rouvenor, Nardin, The Mongol Plain, The Champions League, North of Americas, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, The Sect Meces, Corthaen, and 97 others.South St Maarten, Outer Sparta, Pazano, Kalifer and Baska, Brakanistan, Wessex and Cornwall, Leszno, GanymedEuropa, Cytadela, New Ylicia, Kaspinia, Belmoren, Purgatio, Dorpz, Stukilo, Death Bat, Miharr, Greate San Marino, Thracia and Crimea, Neo-Europa, Jim the Baptist, Slavonia and Srijem, Volara, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Beauprix, Eritei, Kenmoria WA Mission, Estonesia, Bahnhofstrasse, Soviet Taoistan, Apabeossie, Mantcor, Parliamentary Laramidia, British Norklon, Supcotia, Pydrus, Northlandic Republic, Far Lim Ter, Viciebskaja, The Kingdom of Denmark, Lumitauka, Carignanum, Atenburgh, Elisabethshagen, Gingera, Blechingia, Suissen, MFG R, The Austro-Germanic States, Kanokla, Mallesia, Cherised Lands of Galicia, Novo Portugal, Anskerdank, The Wretched of this Earth, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Belgique et France, Free Furentenia, WaffleEmpire, Betasia, Neuchateau, Stromia, Kossacks, New Vorarlberg, Eesenland, Fearann nan Albannaich, Gultravia, IllyrianAlbania, Wismar, Navence, Blighteria, Walfo, The Pagan Moon, Porury, Novum Hesperia, Enway, Preusses, Lord Sapre, Rijland, Puhja, Bavira, Capitun, Greater Albaina, Nookville, Elitestland, Lyallpur, Drew Durrnil, Shagolaa, Eurasies, Rhinowolf, Sienkahn, Poland-Kaliningrad, Pontus and Trebizond, Appathian, Invernessia, and Great Winminster.

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