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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,001stMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,588thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,923rd
The Rat of
Left-Leaning College State
What's the worst rat could happen?
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population8.803 billion

LeaderMalphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr
FaithHorned Rat

CurrencyMalphaen Denarius
AnimalDesert Woodrat

The Rat of Malphe is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Malphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, ritual sacrifices, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working population of 8.803 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 1,397 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 11,187th in the world and 607th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.08 Years.

Most Rebellious Youth: 2,001stTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,588thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,923rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,939thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,969thBest Weather: 5,493rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,570thMost Efficient Economies: 6,201stRudest Citizens: 6,249thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,253rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,254thMost Cultured: 6,867thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,119thSmartest Citizens: 7,146thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,557thMost Developed: 7,860thNicest Citizens: 7,962ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,629thMost Secular: 8,714thMost Inclusive: 9,128thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,752ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,830thTop
Nudest: 10,650thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,187thHighest Economic Output: 11,511thHealthiest Citizens: 11,545thHighest Average Incomes: 11,686thMost Influential: 11,842ndLargest Governments: 15,392ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,080thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,096thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,864th
Most Rebellious Youth: 77th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 119th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 128th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 260th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 275th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 302nd in the regionBest Weather: 308th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 325th in the regionMost Cultured: 328th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 332nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 348th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 350th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 351st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 381st in the regionNudest: 384th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 399th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 404th in the regionNicest Citizens: 436th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 444th in the regionMost Developed: 456th in the regionMost Secular: 470th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 479th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 516th in the regionMost Inclusive: 532nd in the regionLargest Populations: 535th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 542nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 607th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 609th in the regionLargest Governments: 727th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 742nd in the regionMost Stationary: 824th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 865th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 950th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth, the Top 5% for Most Eco-Friendly Governments and Highest Poor Incomes, and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.


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