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Most Income Equality: 17,020thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,157thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,615th
The Staphylococcus Bacteria of
Corrupt Dictatorship
An army of Spock clones is needed to subdue the Kzinti
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Few

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Phylos II

Population4.232 billion

CapitalMerari
LeaderStavos Keniclius V

CurrencyVoder
AnimalSwooper

The Staphylococcus Bacteria of Phylos II is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Stavos Keniclius V with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and state-planned economy. The cynical population of 4.232 billion Phylosians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merari. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Phylosian economy, worth 105 trillion Voders 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 Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 24,862 Voders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room, and elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phylos II's national animal is the Swooper, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Phylos II is ranked 244,917th in the world and 128th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -9.03 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 17,020thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,157thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,615thBest Weather: 26,128th
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Phylos II, elderly prisoners with severe dementia are reminded hourly that they are evil people by helpful nurse-wardens.
  • : Phylos II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Phylos II, Maxtopian Grass flags adorn every college dorm room.
  • : Following new legislation in Phylos II, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Phylos II, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.
  • : Phylos II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Phylos II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Phylos II, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime.
  • : Phylos II's influence in United Earth Space Probe Agency rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Phylos II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.

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