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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,806th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,821st Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,044th
The Imperial Confederation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Let our arms yield to no-one but the people
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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Quffuffull

Population19.709 billion

CapitalQuffuffull City
LeaderEmpress Bobwina

CurrencyQuffuffic Ergot
AnimalSnail

The Imperial Confederation of Quffuffull is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Empress Bobwina with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 19.709 billion Quffuffullers 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 enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Defense, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quffuffull City. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Quffuffic economy, worth a remarkable 1,814 trillion Quffuffic Ergots a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,059 Quffuffic Ergots, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, and Quffuffull City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Quffuffull's national animal is the Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Quffuffull is ranked 166,158th in the world and 5,635th in Lazarus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -21.99 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,806thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,821stMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,044thMost Cultured: 3,709thLargest Populations: 4,046thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,412thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,746thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,792ndNicest Citizens: 5,036thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,249thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,420thSmartest Citizens: 5,467thHighest Economic Output: 5,526thHealthiest Citizens: 6,165thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,225thSafest: 7,297thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,973rdTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 8,443rdBest Weather: 8,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,649thMost Devout: 10,393rdMost Developed: 11,354thMost Pacifist: 11,496thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,470thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,968th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 117th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 122nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 130th in the regionMost Cultured: 147th in the regionLargest Populations: 147th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 162nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionNicest Citizens: 204th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 211th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 253rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 271st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 294th in the regionBest Weather: 373rd in the regionSafest: 389th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 416th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 439th in the regionMost Developed: 472nd in the regionMost Devout: 478th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 535th in the regionMost Pacifist: 571st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Quffuffull was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Quffuffull's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Quffuffull was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Quffuffull was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Social Communist Republic of Nebthet, infecting 1,139 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : Quffuffull was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Quffuffull's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Quffuffull's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Quffuffull's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Quffuffull's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Quffuffull altered its national flag.

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