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Most Armed: 1st Highest Crime Rates: 1st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd
The Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
Roses have thorns!
Influence
Negotiator
Militia Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Little Flowers

Population32.39 billion

CapitalPetalopia
Leadera half dozen Conglomerates
FaithMoghdom

Currencypetal
Animalhoney bee

The Empire of Little Flowers is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by a half dozen Conglomerates with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, flagrant waste-dumping, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 32.39 billion Badasses are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Petalopia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Badass economy, worth an astonishing 30,677 trillion petals a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 947,121 petals, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,862,355 per year while the poor average 41,361, a ratio of 165 to 1.

There are no minimum wage laws, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams, and no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Little Flowers's national animal is the honey bee, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Moghdom.

Little Flowers is ranked 5th in the world and 1st in Eladen for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 89,558.92 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 1stHighest Crime Rates: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndMost Avoided: 2ndRudest Citizens: 3rdFattest Citizens: 3rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4thLargest Gambling Industry: 5thHighest Economic Output: 5thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10thHighest Average Incomes: 10thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16thMost Rebellious Youth: 18thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27thLargest Retail Industry: 29thLargest Insurance Industry: 31stMost Scientifically Advanced: 34thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 62ndLargest Mining Sector: 67thMost Corrupt Governments: 102ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 135thLargest Populations: 153rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 311thMost Devout: 427thLargest Publishing Industry: 574thMost Efficient Economies: 645thSmartest Citizens: 692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,031stMost Cultured: 1,182ndLargest Governments: 1,391stMost Stationary: 1,577thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,210thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,541stMost Pro-Market: 5,949thMost Influential: 6,275thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,975th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, there are no minimum wage laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, teddy bears and pajamas have replaced briefcases and suits in Little Flowers's offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Little Flowers lodged a message on the Eladen Regional Message Board.

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