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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 590th Most Influential: 847th Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,504th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Victory, Faith and Empire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population7.729 billion



The Empire of Pheltikius is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Phelko with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, cheerful population of 7.729 billion Phelnesians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexia. The average income tax rate is 97.6%.

The large but inefficient Pheltik economy, worth 628 trillion Talons a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Tourism industry. Average income is 81,375 Talons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost, and the Great Pheltik Melting Pot boils out ethnic heritage. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pheltikius's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pheltikius is ranked 3,845th in the world and 168th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 7,886.54 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 590thMost Influential: 847thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,504thBest Weather: 2,800thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,047thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,286thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,379thSafest: 3,507thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,845thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,056thLargest Governments: 4,307thHealthiest Citizens: 4,630thLowest Crime Rates: 4,654thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,689thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,713thMost Pacifist: 4,722ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,314thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,193rdMost Cultured: 6,720thNicest Citizens: 7,420thHighest Drug Use: 8,389thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,499thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,051stMost Stationary: 9,092ndTop
Most Inclusive: 9,177thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,419thSmartest Citizens: 11,468thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,898thMost Secular: 12,972ndNudest: 15,013th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 104th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 142nd in the regionBest Weather: 149th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 160th in the regionSafest: 164th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 168th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 170th in the regionLargest Governments: 172nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 174th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 188th in the regionMost Stationary: 215th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 221st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Pacifist: 252nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 258th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 313th in the regionMost Cultured: 315th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 327th in the regionMost Influential: 344th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 377th in the regionLargest Populations: 393rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 393rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 404th in the regionNicest Citizens: 406th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 424th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 487th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 508th in the regionTop
Nudest: 524th in the regionMost Inclusive: 534th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 585th in the regionMost Secular: 665th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 872nd in the region

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