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Most Primitive: 9thMost Ignorant Citizens: 35thMost Devout: 70th
The Ever Regressing Backwater of
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Prosophobia

Population12.135 billion

LeaderThe Mysterious Unknown
FaithDarkness

CurrencyMeal
AnimalFlea

The Ever Regressing Backwater of Prosophobia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Mysterious Unknown with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, parental licensing program, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.135 billion Prosophobes are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — is solely concerned with Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 35.1%.

The sizeable but stagnant Prosophobian economy, worth 45.8 trillion Meals a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 3,775 Meals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia, punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up, citizens are told that foreigners are hungry ghosts who eat the flesh of the overly curious, and the term "Native Prosophobe" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Prosophobia's national animal is the Flea, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Darkness.

Prosophobia is ranked 227,714th in the world and 56th in Nudist Dreamland for Least Corrupt Governments, with 6.5 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Primitive: 9thMost Ignorant Citizens: 35thMost Devout: 70thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 136thHighest Crime Rates: 166thFattest Citizens: 315thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 381stMost Armed: 410thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,479thBest Weather: 1,783rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,025thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,172ndTop
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Most Avoided: 2,570thNudest: 3,381stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,892ndRudest Citizens: 8,426thTop
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Largest Black Market: 15,454thMost Authoritarian: 20,356thLargest Populations: 20,844thMost Conservative: 22,191st
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Prosophobia lodged a message on the Nudist Dreamland Regional Message Board.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Prosophobia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.

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