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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,949thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,531stLargest Gambling Industry: 10,807th
The Morally Questionable Raiders of
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The Ferocious Flagtail

Population1.451 billion


The Morally Questionable Raiders of The Ferocious Flagtail is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 1.451 billion Lightblood Liberator Pirates enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Spirituality, with Defense also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.6%.

The strong Ferocious Flagtailian economy, worth 81.0 trillion Coins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 55,811 Coins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 294,927 per year while the poor average 5,608, a ratio of 52.6 to 1.

A valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales', the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, and citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Ferocious Flagtail's national animal is the Nightwing, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Ferocious Flagtail is ranked 191,616th in the world and 5th in SetDef Invasion of Geneva for Most Influential, scoring 28 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,949thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,531stLargest Gambling Industry: 10,807thTop
Most Armed: 14,629thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16,457thMost Pro-Market: 26,502nd

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