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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,367thHighest Crime Rates: 3,407thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,484th
The Free Land of
Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.645 billion

LeaderLiberty Stan


The Free Land of Phtz is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Liberty Stan with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.645 billion Phtzians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Healthcare, although Education, Administration, and International Aid are also considered important, while Welfare and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phtzbang. The average income tax rate is 4.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Phtzian economy, worth 143 trillion Dongoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 87,179 Dongoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues, and weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Phtz's national animal is the Phoenix, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Phtz is ranked 143,192nd in the world and 385th in Conch Kingdom for Most Patriotic, with 9.21 flags saluted per person per day.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,367thHighest Crime Rates: 3,407thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,484thMost Influential: 3,615thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,084thFattest Citizens: 5,199thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,884thMost Avoided: 8,104thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,295thLargest Retail Industry: 9,191stHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,309thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,977thMost Armed: 13,276thTop
Most Devout: 25,931stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26,136thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27,187th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 25th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 28th in the regionMost Armed: 29th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 35th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 48th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 50th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 54th in the regionNudest: 56th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the region

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