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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 314thMost Armed: 635thHighest Crime Rates: 972nd
The Kingdom of
Mother Knows Best State
We lay no roots.
Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla

Population1.643 billion

CapitalFlotilla
LeaderQueen Imtura Tal Kaelen
FaithAgnosticism

Currencygalleon
AnimalKraken

The Kingdom of The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, infamous sell-swords, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.643 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, with Education, Administration, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flotilla. The average income tax rate is 81.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Flotillan economy, worth 419 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, Retail, Trout Farming, and Soda Sales. 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 255,331 galleons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs, the most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita, the most commonly-worn shoes are concrete ones, and when shaking hands with foreign leaders Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen wears an armoured gauntlet. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla's national animal is the Kraken, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla is ranked 21,898th in the world and 398th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 109.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 314thMost Armed: 635thHighest Crime Rates: 972ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,091stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,215thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,681stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,852ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,004thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,163rdLargest Gambling Industry: 2,184thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,429thMost Influential: 2,455thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,561stLargest Retail Industry: 2,712thHighest Average Incomes: 3,311thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,316thLargest Black Market: 4,024thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,511thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,055thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,434thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,905thLargest Governments: 9,728thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,831stMost Inclusive: 11,006thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,137thRudest Citizens: 11,534thMost Secular: 11,792ndTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 13,242ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,608thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,339thBest Weather: 17,851stMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,596thMost Cultured: 21,718thHighest Drug Use: 21,898thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,184th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 23rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 54th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 55th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 71st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 81st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 93rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 128th in the regionLargest Black Market: 152nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 158th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 178th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 270th in the regionMost Influential: 274th in the regionLargest Governments: 277th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 321st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 328th in the regionRudest Citizens: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 370th in the regionMost Inclusive: 396th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 398th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 408th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 410th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 411th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 418th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 429th in the regionBest Weather: 584th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 621st in the regionMost Cultured: 638th in the regionNudest: 675th in the regionMost Developed: 744th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 771st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 786th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 113 » Qvait, Corgitopiaa, Amerion, Marinho Islands, Aumeltopia, Laamiva, Erinor, Auphelia, Tsunamy, PenguinPies, Alaninia, Land Without Shrimp, Bleakfoot, Anserisa, Farengeto, Gonrati, Volaworand, Wehraboos, The Filippinas, Bawkie, Tsvetania, Jehenna, Yeldarbsland, Valdutz, New Briantown, Ralphburg, Sandaoguo, West Pastafaria, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Midand, Concrete Slab, Myness, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Hanguk-Nippon, Ebonhand, Royaltica, Ostko, Tepertopia, Kandorith, Phanama, Merevane, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, House Ahsanul, Andinla, Brunier, Zataras, Rebel-topia, Alfama, and 63 others.Sedunn, Nowa Europa, Vanbella, Eskvenn, Los Rodeos, Rabbitz, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Belschaft, Abyssal Phantasm, Rotenaplistan, Aidenfieeld, Beepee, The Imperial Frost Federation, Vardanfel, Blondiesland, Wakandan Tribes, Roterdamia, WI SD EA D, Canmore, Holota, Treir, Synarion, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Ceutalia, The Founding Citadel, Wallechi, Lionstrapower, Truskawkoland, Honey Cake, Qawe, LadyRebels, The Altan, Seythennia, Doge Land, Death to democracy, Scu Greinne, Conexia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Bichedder, NIGHTRAY, West Bridgeport, Libedistan, Greater Scottdascoda, Westenhald, New Belgrade, Drystar, Ipugao, Sapientiano, Carrelie, Yeses, Freedoom, Tughampton, Noimosini, Fission, The United Australian States, Freavia, Western Fardelshufflestein, Populaa, New Goldman, East Nagaland, The island of Sorna, and Alambar.

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