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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,006thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,841stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,958th
The Rat of
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Population9.705 billion

LeaderMalphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr
FaithHorned Rat

CurrencyMalphaen Denarius
AnimalDesert Woodrat

The Rat of Malphe is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Malphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, ritual sacrifices, and smutty television. The compassionate, hard-working population of 9.705 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 1,540 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 158,748 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 12,197th in the world and 1,473rd in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 4,015 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Rebellious Youth: 2,006thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,841stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,958thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,600thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,860thBest Weather: 6,040thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,487thMost Efficient Economies: 6,566thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,585thRudest Citizens: 6,654thMost Cultured: 6,937thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,217thSmartest Citizens: 7,326thMost Developed: 8,189thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,395thNicest Citizens: 8,436thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,024thMost Secular: 9,310thMost Inclusive: 9,675thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,518thHighest Economic Output: 10,877thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,260thTop
Nudest: 11,900thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,041stHighest Average Incomes: 12,149thMost Influential: 12,197thHealthiest Citizens: 12,371stLargest Governments: 16,355thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,953rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,452ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,510th
Most Rebellious Youth: 87th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 142nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionRudest Citizens: 333rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 334th in the regionBest Weather: 350th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 350th in the regionMost Cultured: 352nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 355th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 367th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 372nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 380th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 427th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 433rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 445th in the regionNudest: 453rd in the regionMost Secular: 484th in the regionNicest Citizens: 486th in the regionMost Developed: 505th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 518th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 530th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 567th in the regionMost Inclusive: 581st in the regionLargest Populations: 607th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 635th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 691st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 704th in the regionMost Stationary: 707th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 742nd in the regionLargest Governments: 816th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 954th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 984th in the region

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