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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,193rdMost Influential: 1,573rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,590th
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Peace, Land, Bread
Zaphob Beeblebrox
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom
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The Plebeian States

Population1.635 billion

CapitalVirtute Capitis
LeaderZaphob Beeblebrox
FaithThe Flying Spaghetti Monster


The People's Republic of The Plebeian States is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Zaphob Beeblebrox with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.635 billion Plebs 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Virtute Capitis. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Plebeian economy, worth 199 trillion Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 121,982 Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations, high school bands practice by moonlight, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more, and the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent. Crime is totally unknown. The Plebeian States's national animal is the Ox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The Plebeian States is ranked 7,299th in the world and 247th in the South Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,815.89 Tourists Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,193rdMost Influential: 1,573rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,590thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,858thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,505thMost Inclusive: 3,002ndSafest: 3,114thMost Pacifist: 3,133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,558thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,596thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,748thNicest Citizens: 3,941stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,257thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,004thBest Weather: 5,656thHealthiest Citizens: 5,741stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,067thMost Cultured: 6,525thMost Developed: 6,600thSmartest Citizens: 6,665thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,686thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,748thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,034thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,159thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,299thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,564thRudest Citizens: 9,446thLargest Governments: 9,940thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,386thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,360thTop
Most Secular: 12,104thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,110thNudest: 15,726thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,505thLowest Crime Rates: 20,750thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,183rdHighest Average Incomes: 22,976th
Least Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 93rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 94th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 96th in the regionSafest: 104th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionMost Pacifist: 126th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 130th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 131st in the regionNicest Citizens: 143rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 151st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 176th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 189th in the regionBest Weather: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 194th in the regionMost Cultured: 195th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 218th in the regionMost Developed: 220th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 223rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 239th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 243rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 247th in the regionRudest Citizens: 265th in the regionLargest Governments: 273rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 338th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 339th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 376th in the regionNudest: 394th in the regionMost Secular: 427th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 555th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 570th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 626th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 660th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 756th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 841st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, nobody looks each other in the eye at neighborhood block parties any more.
  • : The Plebeian States voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Land Reclamation Regulation".
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, high school bands practice by moonlight.
  • : The Plebeian States was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Plebeian pirates.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, satellite images show safe electoral constituencies in complete darkness.
  • : Following new legislation in The Plebeian States, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 173 » Qvait, Erinor, The Filippinas, Jehenna, Crystal Creation, Amerion, Hanguk-Nippon, Barabarom, Mapico, Land Without Shrimp, Aidenfieeld, Tsunamy, Aumeltopia, Bleakfoot, The Tecorogan Federation, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Wehraboos, Cypheri, Soem, PenguinPies, Theorin, Pax Dracon, Humedo, The Solar System Scope, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Direwolf1, Nova Montron, Dankstergrad, Nowa Europa, Tsvetania, Seliyan progressive Islands, Ralphburg, Sau Man Frescher, Japanese Federal Republic, Linguiniland, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Yellunstryer, Utondara, Ancient Slobovia, Centristvill, Isokenzar, The United Expanse, Sanden, Privatore, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Yeldarbsland, Pamela And Hepatitis, Luddinlande, and 123 others.Springhollow, Gymnostan, Drystar, Blaash, North Catimestistrianes, Poopisiya, Stoniamera, Walloonia, Aguatania, Baltenlands, The West Valley Mountains, Kholdan, Maeiland, Avalonica, North Kanuckistan, GI-Land, Sedunn, Novaexus, Page 53, Volaworand, Farengeto, Bear Connors Paradiso, Curlyhoward, Linden Oak, Antarctic Empires, Westerlonia, FreeFishers, Kringalia, New Briantown, ChickenDome, Fasire, Beepee, Ebonhand, Holy Free, Quh, Corgitopiaa, Southern Numenor, A leftover country, Marinho Islands, Shefino, The Worst army of, Compli, Kandorith, Auphelia, Laamiva, Andinla, USNE2018, Sandaoguo, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Myness, Midand, Concrete Slab, The Two Jerseys, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Lioniel, Noire Denholm, Great Andora, West Fallows, Darakin, Dereistic, Si-topia, Belschaft, Nothanksbutseriously, The Arctic Union, Western Fardelshufflestein, Merevane, Tepertopia, Qawe, Phanama, Kricivk, Bartonia Nova, Purple Hyacinth, Brunier, Klobitien, Tsaritsia, Zataras, Ofaria, Alfama, Novum Sina, Seythennia, Bod Wareenaland, Integria, Eskvenn, Hyenhnam, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Ostanasia, Ferrhibium, Jazzfrezia, Rabbitz, Apartment 11F, Rebel-topia, WI SD EA D, Berlana, Bawkie, Wappy, Esfalsa, Los Rodeos, Abyssal Phantasm, Rotenaplistan, Samofia, Eareamland, Death to democracy, Pengwens, Tughampton, Xergiokia, The Imperial Frost Federation, Darscottscoda, Conexia, Wakandan Tribes, Greakkap, Canmore, Blaufrankisch, Vaimos, Blondiesland, Treir, Holota, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Vesteysia, North Androssan, Synarion, and The White Isles.

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