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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,585th
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Lapharcia

Population1.187 billion

CapitalGriorin

CurrencyElpasca
AnimalWeasel

The Proud Westphalian nation of Lapharcia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, ban on automobiles, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed population of 1.187 billion Lapharcians 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 government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Law & Order, and Environment also on the agenda, while Public Transport and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Griorin. The average income tax rate is 14.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Lapharcian economy, worth 52.5 trillion Elpascas a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 44,201 Elpascas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Lapharcia as a reminder of their "special relationship", government bureaucrats devote many man-hours to trying to measure unquantifiables, and the government's official position on invasive species is 'who cares?'. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force. Lapharcia's national animal is the Weasel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lapharcia is ranked 148,456th in the world and 101st in Westphalia for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 319.93 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,585th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the region

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