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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,718th Rudest Citizens: 4,168th Largest Black Market: 4,905th
The ❇❇❇❇❇❇❇ of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Goodnight
Dracula's FiancÚ
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Please Understand

Population3.997 billion

CapitalFallegogljˇt
LeaderDracula's FiancÚ
FaithPtolemy

CurrencyVronš
AnimalGiant Snail

The ❇❇❇❇❇❇❇ of Please Understand is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Dracula's FiancÚ with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 3.997 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, with Administration, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, 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 451 trillion Vronšs 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 Vronšs, 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 Giant Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ptolemy.

Please Understand is ranked 146,882nd in the world and 23rd in Mardigras for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -4.47 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,718thRudest Citizens: 4,168thLargest Black Market: 4,905thHighest Crime Rates: 6,270thMost Armed: 6,662ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 7,674thBest Weather: 8,129thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,798thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,000thHighest Drug Use: 11,166thLargest Retail Industry: 11,703rdMost Devout: 11,742ndMost Beautiful Environments: 12,587thMost Developed: 14,179thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,426thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,675th
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the region

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