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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 175thLargest Agricultural Sector: 222ndRudest Citizens: 228th
The Free Land of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Lower Phlebacite

Population6.268 billion

CapitalSirius EndJinn

AnimalLong Horned Gnubradoodle

The Free Land of Lower Phlebacite is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 6.268 billion Lower Phlebaciteans 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sirius EndJinn. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lower Phlebacitean economy, worth a remarkable 2,782 trillion Marvins a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 443,891 Marvins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies", voting is voluntary, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, and country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Lower Phlebacite's national animal is the Long Horned Gnubradoodle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lower Phlebacite is ranked 176,426th in the world and 613th in 10000 Islands for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.98 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 175thLargest Agricultural Sector: 222ndRudest Citizens: 228thLargest Retail Industry: 268thHighest Poor Incomes: 351stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 474thHighest Average Incomes: 519thFattest Citizens: 521stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 710thMost Efficient Economies: 899thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 918thMost Influential: 993rdLargest Black Market: 1,011thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,012thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,027thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,174thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,315thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,545thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,644thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,693rdMost Armed: 1,702ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,959thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,005thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,300thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,558thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,813thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,922ndLargest Governments: 3,045thMost Cultured: 3,294thSmartest Citizens: 3,403rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,652ndMost Secular: 4,008thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,043rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,167thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,559thHighest Economic Output: 5,403rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,422ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,450thNudest: 6,758thLargest Mining Sector: 7,207thHighest Crime Rates: 7,642ndMost Inclusive: 8,942ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,087thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,642ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,424thMost Stationary: 18,513thHighest Drug Use: 21,825thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,542nd
Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 37th in the regionNudest: 39th in the regionLargest Governments: 44th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 44th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Average: 52nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 55th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 55th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 55th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 64th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 75th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Secular: 77th in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 88th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 93rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 95th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lower Phlebacite was endorsed by The Opression of The Wires Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, voting is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, exports are stamped with "made by the invisible hand you commies".
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, it's rumored that Marche Noire knows what the nation's generals eat for breakfast.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, in a baffling press conference Leader proudly dismantled a broken door.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Lower Phlebacite, assault rifles sized for 7-year-olds are a frighteningly popular export.


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