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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,954th Most Influential: 1,984th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,126th
The Rat of
Left-Leaning College State
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Population6.731 billion

LeaderMalphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr
FaithHorned Rat

CurrencyMalphaen Denarius
AnimalDesert Woodrat

The Rat of Malphe is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Malphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, pith helmet sales, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working population of 6.731 billion Rats enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Horsonopile. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rodentine economy, worth a remarkable 1,074 trillion Malphaen Denarii a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 159,632 Malphaen Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, the Twelve Steps To Logging Off is the most popular mobile download, and brave curators do battle with disorganised government libraries. Crime is totally unknown. Malphe's national animal is the Desert Woodrat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Horned Rat.

Malphe is ranked 44,879th in the world and 2,050th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 82.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Rebellious Youth: 1,954thMost Influential: 1,984thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,126thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,820thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,786thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,797thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,198thBest Weather: 5,334thRudest Citizens: 5,851stMost Efficient Economies: 5,953rdMost Developed: 5,965thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,001stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,033rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,243rdMost Cultured: 6,694thSmartest Citizens: 6,776thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,907thNicest Citizens: 7,128thMost Secular: 7,293rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,601stTop
Nudest: 8,071stMost Inclusive: 8,403rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,267thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,462ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,591stHealthiest Citizens: 10,823rdHighest Economic Output: 12,863rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,334thLargest Governments: 14,401st
Most Rebellious Youth: 81st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 99th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 130th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 198th in the regionNudest: 255th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 265th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 290th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 293rd in the regionBest Weather: 295th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 308th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 324th in the regionMost Cultured: 335th in the regionRudest Citizens: 342nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 345th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 371st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 389th in the regionMost Secular: 389th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 400th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 402nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 422nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 454th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 460th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 506th in the regionMost Inclusive: 512th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 517th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 529th in the regionLargest Populations: 582nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 605th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 702nd in the regionLargest Governments: 714th in the regionMost Influential: 716th in the region

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