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Ironica Butterfly

Population11.008 billion

LeaderForbes Wyoming


The Incorporated States of Ironica Butterfly is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Forbes Wyoming with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, national health service, and smutty television. The compassionate, devout population of 11.008 billion Ironica Butterflyians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Environment, and Education. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ironica Butterflyian economy, worth 660 trillion aurelias a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 60,034 aurelias, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists often cite 'hiding money in an off-shore banking account' as their main reason to visit the nation, Ironica Butterfly City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, and the government has been criticized for giving away Ironica Butterfly's territory to anyone who claims it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ironica Butterfly's national animal is the butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ironica Butterfly is ranked 6,876th in the world and 137th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 17.41 bananas ingested per day.

Most Influential: 719thBest Weather: 2,130thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,057thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,386thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,605thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,854thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,088thMost Inclusive: 5,064thHighest Food Quality: 6,238thHealthiest Citizens: 6,876thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,610thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,544thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,973rdNicest Citizens: 10,010thSafest: 10,266thMost Stationary: 11,075thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,415thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,922ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,309thMost Developed: 17,422ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,756thMost Cultured: 18,669thSmartest Citizens: 20,493rdMost Devout: 21,404thMost Pacifist: 23,280thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,239th
Best Weather: 47th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 88th in the regionMost Stationary: 90th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionMost Inclusive: 116th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 129th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 137th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 137th in the regionMost Average: 145th in the regionMost Devout: 151st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 156th in the region

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