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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,823rdMost Authoritarian: 17,402nd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pls end us
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Phalua

Population550 million

Currencyphaluan dollars
Animallion

The Empire of Phalua is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and national health service. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 550 million Phaluans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 45.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Phaluan economy, worth 33.9 trillion phaluan dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 61,584 phaluan dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Ambitious "businessmen" use their children to sell and advertise their products, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, and doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phalua's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Phalua is ranked 135,918th in the world and 5,106th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 35.44 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,823rdTop
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Most Authoritarian: 17,402nd
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Healthiest Citizens: 724th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 754th in the region

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