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Most Advanced Public Transport: 330thLargest Welfare Programs: 351stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 364th
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Population15.462 billion

LeaderArthur Fleet

CurrencyPhiljian Pound

The Republic of Philjia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Arthur Fleet with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, smutty television, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.462 billion Philjians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Newcastle. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Philjian economy, worth a remarkable 3,397 trillion Philjian Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 219,705 Philjian Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Brave curators do battle with disorganised government libraries, therapists can always squeeze in another house-call, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Philjian Navy, and the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Philjia's national animal is the Magpie, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Philjia is ranked 1,667th in the world and 49th in the Rejected Realms for Most Beautiful Environments, with 3,636.09 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 330thLargest Welfare Programs: 351stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 364thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 527thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 609thSafest: 633rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 655thMost Pacifist: 680thHighest Average Tax Rates: 682ndMost Developed: 716thMost Subsidized Industry: 793rdLongest Average Lifespans: 809thLargest Governments: 875thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 892ndMost Advanced Public Education: 917thHealthiest Citizens: 1,040thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,160thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,190thNicest Citizens: 1,241stLowest Crime Rates: 1,288thHighest Food Quality: 1,407thMost Inclusive: 1,455thSmartest Citizens: 1,639thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,667thMost Efficient Economies: 1,758thMost Cultured: 1,766thBest Weather: 1,973rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,013thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,037thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,077thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,786thHighest Economic Output: 4,334thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,747thHighest Average Incomes: 5,324thMost Influential: 6,922ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,038thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,577thMost Secular: 12,175thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,877thLargest Populations: 17,535thMost Income Equality: 19,860thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,099thMost Stationary: 23,633rd
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionNicest Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 42nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 43rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 48th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionBest Weather: 53rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 61st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 66th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionMost Influential: 83rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 105th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 119th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 132nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 163rd in the regionLargest Populations: 270th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 278th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 288th in the regionMost Stationary: 387th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 444th in the regionMost Politically Free: 479th in the regionMost Income Equality: 509th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Philjia was endorsed by The Interstellar Commonwealth of Toerana.
  • : Philjia was endorsed by Cancel nationstates.
  • : Philjia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Transgender Self-Determination".
  • : Philjia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Philjia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Arinteriswith.
  • : Philjia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Philjia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Philjia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Philjia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Philjia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.


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