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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,861st Rudest Citizens: 4,178th Largest Black Market: 5,162nd
The Atomic Brunette of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
What goes up, must stay up
SStephen Joul Gahńn
Influence
Truckler
Founder / Empire State
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Please Understand

Population3.637 billion

CapitalFallegogljˇt
LeaderSStephen Joul Gahńn
FaithPtolemy

Currency⛢ Bronša
AnimalMarkhor

The Atomic Brunette of Please Understand is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by SStephen Joul Gahńn with an even hand, and renowned for its teetotalling pirates, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 3.637 billion Borkenlanders 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 prioritizes Education, although Administration, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fallegogljˇt. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Borklandic economy, worth 410 trillion ⛢ Bronšas a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 112,976 ⛢ Bronšas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 409,283 per year while the poor average 22,233, a ratio of 18.4 to 1.

The nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation, posters of politicians in sensual poses can be found on the walls of teenagers' rooms, and pregnant hitchhikers with signs requesting rides to "competent care" are a common sight on Borklandic roads. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Please Understand's national animal is the Markhor, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ptolemy.

Please Understand is ranked 114,289th in the world and 27th in Capricornarius for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 988.03 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,861stRudest Citizens: 4,178thLargest Black Market: 5,162ndHighest Crime Rates: 6,727thMost Armed: 7,284thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,938thBest Weather: 8,391stTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,232ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,374thHighest Drug Use: 11,890thLargest Retail Industry: 12,412thMost Devout: 12,613thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,841stMost Developed: 14,657thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,610thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,272nd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the region

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