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Highest Crime Rates: 1st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st Most Armed: 1st
The Empire of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Roses have thorns!
Regional Influence
Negotiator
Militia Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Empire of Little Flowers is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by a half dozen Conglomerates with an iron fist, and renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, pith helmet sales, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 31.302 billion Badasses enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

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 29,197 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 932,783 petals, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,312,875 per year while the poor average 29,906, a ratio of 244 to 1.

People say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, both illness and poverty are seen as signs of low moral worth, Little Flowers's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, and reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. 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 123,377th in the world and 35th in Eladen for Most Authoritarian, with 0.03 Stalins.

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Highest Crime Rates: 1stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1stMost Armed: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndMost Avoided: 3rdFattest Citizens: 3rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4thLargest Gambling Industry: 4thHighest Economic Output: 6thRudest Citizens: 7thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8thHighest Average Incomes: 9thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17thLargest Retail Industry: 18thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rdMost Rebellious Youth: 24thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25thLargest Insurance Industry: 28thMost Scientifically Advanced: 30thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42ndLargest Mining Sector: 67thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 69thMost Corrupt Governments: 91stLargest Agricultural Sector: 129thLargest Populations: 165thLargest Information Technology Sector: 245thMost Devout: 350thLargest Publishing Industry: 567thSmartest Citizens: 638thMost Efficient Economies: 648thMost Cultured: 1,014thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,097thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,542ndMost Stationary: 1,680thLargest Black Market: 1,981stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,448thMost Pro-Market: 4,514thMost Influential: 6,165thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,090thHighest Drug Use: 10,840thNudest: 12,022nd
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, Little Flowers's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, both illness and poverty are seen as signs of low moral worth.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, the army's shirt ninjas are the most feared assassins in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, airship use has soared while property values beneath their routes have plummeted.
  • : Little Flowers lodged a message on the Eladen Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • : Little Flowers lodged a message on the Eladen Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Little Flowers, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.

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