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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,492ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,591stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,614th
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The Monks of Liberty

Population11.817 billion



The Monastery of The Monks of Liberty is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, aversion to nipples, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.817 billion Monks enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shangri-La. The average income tax rate is 5.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The a Monk economy, worth 818 trillion Nirvanas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is 69,222 Nirvanas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, large areas of The Monks of Liberty are not accessible by the public, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and the constant playing of Merry Birthday on a Monk radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity. Crime is totally unknown. The Monks of Liberty's national animal is the Monkfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Buddhism.

The Monks of Liberty is ranked 187,224th in the world and 212th in Refugia for Most Avoided, scoring 1.79 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,492ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,591stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,614thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 16,308thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,653rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,613th
Largest Populations: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23rd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 35th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48th in the region

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