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Most Rebellious Youth: 2,090thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,793rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,547th
The Rat of
Left-Leaning College State
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Civil Rights
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Population17.105 billion

LeaderMalphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr
FaithHorned Rat

CurrencyMalphaen Denarius
AnimalDesert Woodrat

The Rat of Malphe is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Malphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 17.105 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 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rodentine economy, worth a remarkable 2,715 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 158,738 Malphaen Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Patriots insist that size does matter, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship, grade school teachers mark homework with red "CITATION NEEDED" stamps, and Malphe Vytherov-Skollvaldr spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders. 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 261,491st in the world and 5,561st in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.69 Obesity Rate.

Most Rebellious Youth: 2,090thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,793rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,547thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,788thBest Weather: 7,043rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,430thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,919thMost Cultured: 8,119thSmartest Citizens: 8,197thHighest Economic Output: 8,434thHighest Food Quality: 8,455thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,632ndRudest Citizens: 8,653rdMost Developed: 9,262ndNicest Citizens: 9,524thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,119thMost Secular: 10,233rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,710thMost Inclusive: 11,453rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,686thMost Influential: 14,236thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 14,486thHealthiest Citizens: 16,223rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,714thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,025thNudest: 19,159thHighest Average Incomes: 19,412thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,484thLargest Populations: 21,930thLargest Governments: 23,765thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,877thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27,032nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 118th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 160th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 267th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 293rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 306th in the regionMost Secular: 322nd in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 325th in the regionLargest Populations: 361st in the regionMost Cultured: 362nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 367th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 385th in the regionBest Weather: 385th in the regionNudest: 393rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 399th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 419th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 442nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 449th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 461st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 465th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 467th in the regionMost Developed: 471st in the regionNicest Citizens: 486th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 510th in the regionMost Inclusive: 556th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 634th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Food Quality, Most Developed, Highest Economic Output, Most Scientifically Advanced, and Most Inclusive.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Malphe's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Malphe relocated from Balder to The North Pacific.
  • : Malphe altered its national flag.
  • : Malphe was refounded in Balder.
  • : Malphe ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Malphe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : 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 Longest Average Lifespans.