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Most Stationary: 1,185th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,881st Largest Populations: 5,897th
The Arch Duchy of
Libertarian Police State
Fortibus fortuna favet (Fortune favors the brave)
Influence
Hermit
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Purpelia

Population18.441 billion

CapitalFelix
LeaderArch Duke Felix Purpelius

CurrencyReichsthaler
Animaldodo bird

The Arch Duchy of Purpelia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Arch Duke Felix Purpelius with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 18.441 billion Purpelians are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Felix. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.5%.

The very strong Purpelian economy, worth a remarkable 1,582 trillion Reichsthalers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 85,839 Reichsthalers, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, abortions are routinely performed in Purpelia's hospitals, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Purpelia's national animal is the dodo bird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Purpelia is ranked 42,715th in the world and 1st in Central Powers for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,914.9 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Stationary: 1,185thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,881stLargest Populations: 5,897thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,958thMost Secular: 6,585thMost Influential: 6,664thLargest Black Market: 7,355thHighest Economic Output: 7,793rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,266thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,253rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,147thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,861stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,815thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,171st

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  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 5% for Most Dead.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.
  • : Purpelia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.

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