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Largest Gambling Industry: 196thMost Armed: 261stHighest Crime Rates: 399th
The Kingdom of
Mother Knows Best State
We lay no roots.
Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen
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The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla

Population4.332 billion

LeaderQueen Imtura Tal Kaelen


The Kingdom of The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, smutty television, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.332 billion Pirates are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flotilla. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Flotillan economy, worth a remarkable 1,838 trillion galleons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Gambling, and Retail. 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 amazing 424,408 galleons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Shipping canals are a bit like unimaginative cheese shops -- filled with debris, the nation's exceedingly polite children have often been referred to as "robots" by international media, every week is blindness awareness week, and the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla's national animal is the Kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla is ranked 426th in the world and 14th in the South Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 114.08 flags saluted per person per day.

Largest Gambling Industry: 196thMost Armed: 261stHighest Crime Rates: 399thMost Secular: 405thMost Patriotic: 426thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 515thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 552ndHighest Poor Incomes: 599thMost Corrupt Governments: 636thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 727thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 745thHighest Average Incomes: 747thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 967thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,045thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,224thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,356thLargest Black Market: 1,469thLargest Retail Industry: 1,617thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,633rdMost Avoided: 1,824thFattest Citizens: 1,964thMost Influential: 2,076thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,215thLargest Governments: 2,373rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,419thRudest Citizens: 2,739thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,802ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,051stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,492ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,676thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,060thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,209thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,520thMost Inclusive: 4,886thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,911thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,673rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,732ndMost Cultured: 9,738thHighest Food Quality: 10,406thHighest Economic Output: 10,480thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,649thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,926thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,563rdSmartest Citizens: 23,505th
Largest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 41st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionMost Avoided: 52nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 53rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 54th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Governments: 66th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 88th in the regionRudest Citizens: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 102nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 117th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 124th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 133rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 138th in the regionMost Inclusive: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 184th in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 206th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 216th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 220th in the regionMost Cultured: 281st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 337th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 393rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 444th in the regionMost Stationary: 587th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 673rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 737th in the regionLargest Populations: 798th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 804th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 924th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 993rd in the regionMost Developed: 1,166th in the region

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