by Max Barry

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Largest Governments: 2,598thSafest: 3,207thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,265th
The Confederacy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Work Leads To A Bright Future.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.879 billion



The Confederacy of Phobi is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Deimos with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.879 billion Phobians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Murk. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Phobian economy, worth a remarkable 2,986 trillion Schustaffels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 231,895 Schustaffels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The freedom to be free is always just out of reach, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, and politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phobi's national animal is the Infidel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Phobi is ranked 6,059th in the world and 285th in Osiris for Rudest Citizens, with 135.67 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Governments: 2,598thSafest: 3,207thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,265thMost Developed: 3,296thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,328thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,374thLowest Crime Rates: 3,524thMost Efficient Economies: 3,640thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,742ndSmartest Citizens: 3,988thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,148thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,330thHighest Average Incomes: 4,336thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,462ndHighest Economic Output: 4,858thMost Cultured: 5,615thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,870thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,965thRudest Citizens: 6,059thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,169thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,452ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,496thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,749thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,195thMost Inclusive: 7,513thMost Influential: 7,538thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,057thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,272ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,350thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,812thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,403rdTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,135thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,742ndMost Corrupt Governments: 16,421stLargest Retail Industry: 16,445thMost Secular: 16,682ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,544thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,041stLargest Welfare Programs: 19,258thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,476thMost Stationary: 19,965thLargest Populations: 21,811thHealthiest Citizens: 23,124thLargest Mining Sector: 23,274th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 88th in the regionLargest Governments: 107th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 135th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 149th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 157th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 159th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 167th in the regionSafest: 171st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 174th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 184th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 185th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 191st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 218th in the regionMost Stationary: 237th in the regionMost Cultured: 256th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 267th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 271st in the regionRudest Citizens: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 306th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 339th in the regionMost Inclusive: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 360th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 429th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 463rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 479th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 495th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 556th in the regionLargest Populations: 604th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 614th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 663rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Phobi was endorsed by The Empire of Teothopia.
  • : Phobi endorsed The Holy Empire of Antonimus.
  • : Phobi was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Antonimus.
  • : Following new legislation in Phobi, politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back.
  • : Following new legislation in Phobi, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Phobi, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.
  • : Following new legislation in Phobi, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach.
  • : Following new legislation in Phobi, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather.
  • : Phobi voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Marrabuk".
  • : Phobi voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Microplastics".


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