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Most Valuable International Artwork: 333rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,625thMost Secular: 1,720th
The Holy Zombie Santa of
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Existing is confusing
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Population1.284 billion


AnimalZombie Reindeer Cat

The Holy Zombie Santa of Liphia is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Person-thing with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, lack of airports, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.284 billion Liphians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Existance-place-thing. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Liphian economy, worth 141 trillion bitcoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 110,055 bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, and babysitters are a thing of the past. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Liphia's national animal is the Zombie Reindeer Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pastafarianism.

Liphia is ranked 4,189th in the world and 19th in Refugia for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 7,261.41 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 333rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,625thMost Secular: 1,720thMost Pacifist: 1,972ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,240thSafest: 2,626thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,873rdNicest Citizens: 2,966thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,011thBest Weather: 3,418thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,189thMost Inclusive: 4,665thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,047thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,122ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,122ndMost Influential: 5,151stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,630thHealthiest Citizens: 5,830thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,786thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,262ndHighest Food Quality: 7,444thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,468thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,711thLowest Crime Rates: 7,758thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,846thMost Developed: 9,830thTop
Largest Governments: 12,211thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,398thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,465thSmartest Citizens: 13,904thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,991stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,271stMost Cultured: 17,877thMost Income Equality: 19,671stMost Efficient Economies: 20,638th
Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the region

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