by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 118th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 804th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,184th
The Omnipotent Power of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A phoenix trusts its wings and cares not for the branch
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population15.434 billion

LeaderRetep Pern


The Omnipotent Power of Phrados is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Retep Pern with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The compassionate population of 15.434 billion Phradians 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 Law & Order, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pac. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Phradian economy, worth a remarkable 1,970 trillion Drazzes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 127,646 Drazzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, the navy is chrome-plating its battleships to prevent rust, and the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phrados's national animal is the Bong, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Phrados is ranked 10,300th in the world and 219th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 83.14 Quips Per Hour.

Most Influential: 118thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 804thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,184thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,250thSafest: 1,437thTop
Best Weather: 1,708thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,156thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,276thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,529thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,552ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,636thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,814thLargest Governments: 3,271stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,293rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,461stHealthiest Citizens: 3,786thMost Developed: 4,147thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,186thMost Pacifist: 4,419thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,474thHighest Economic Output: 4,922ndNicest Citizens: 5,142ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,631stMost Cultured: 6,456thLargest Populations: 6,640thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 8,953rdSmartest Citizens: 10,300thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,290thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,153rd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 32nd in the regionSafest: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 43rd in the regionBest Weather: 46th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 53rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 57th in the regionLargest Governments: 58th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 59th in the regionMost Average: 61st in the regionLargest Populations: 69th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 72nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 78th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 82nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 93rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Pacifist: 99th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 101st in the regionNicest Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 111th in the region

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