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Highest Drug Use: 1,375thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,674thMost Influential: 2,733rd
The Pirate Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Freedom or Death!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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The Great Black Flag

Population1.256 billion

CapitalMorganza
LeaderMonkey D Luffy

CurrencyDoubloon
AnimalGreat Black Shark

The Pirate Republic of The Great Black Flag is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Monkey D Luffy with a fair hand, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.256 billion Pirates are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Morganza. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Piratical economy, worth 169 trillion Doubloons 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 an impressive 135,244 Doubloons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Refugees from other nations are flocking to The Great Black Flag's border, bemused schoolkids colour in their favourite quadratic equations with crayons, the police turn a blind eye to desecration if it's done in the name of religion or protest, and a revolving door was recently installed at the entrance of the Piratical Capitol Building. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Great Black Flag's national animal is the Great Black Shark, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Great Black Flag is ranked 46,098th in the world and 534th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 623.2 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Highest Drug Use: 1,375thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,674thMost Influential: 2,733rdHighest Crime Rates: 2,927thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,935thRudest Citizens: 6,285thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,175thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,234thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,753rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,165thNudest: 9,207thMost Armed: 10,118thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,812thLargest Black Market: 11,035thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,057thMost Inclusive: 11,295thTop
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Most Cultured: 11,429thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,456thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,721stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,194thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,601stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,813thFattest Citizens: 14,076thMost Politically Free: 14,675thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,742ndLargest Welfare Programs: 15,145thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,654thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,062ndHighest Average Incomes: 17,460thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,805thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,994thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,222ndSmartest Citizens: 18,301stLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,478thMost Income Equality: 19,689thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,831stMost Extreme: 20,916thMost Developed: 21,010thLargest Governments: 21,018th
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Highest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionNudest: 32nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 42nd in the regionMost Armed: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 43rd in the regionMost Extreme: 48th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 54th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 61st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 84th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 93rd in the region

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