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Most Authoritarian: 12,088th Best Weather: 15,017th Largest Black Market: 15,449th
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Rebirth of Red phoenix

Population3.975 billion

CapitalDeath tower
LeaderOverlord phoenix


The Deathbringing Hell of Rebirth of Red phoenix is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Overlord phoenix with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, avowedly heterosexual populace, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.975 billion Phoenixians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Death tower. The average income tax rate is 58.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Rebirth of Red phoenixian economy, worth 141 trillion gils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 35,534 gils, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Overlord phoenix is the self-declared God of all Rebirth of Red phoenix, disgruntled jocks are forced to play tetris for entertainment, religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools, and ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rebirth of Red phoenix's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Rebirth of Red phoenix is ranked 27,098th in the world and 2nd in Gilgamesh for Most Cultured, scoring 77 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Authoritarian: 12,088thBest Weather: 15,017thLargest Black Market: 15,449th

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