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Safest: 14,654thMost Pacifist: 22,931stMost Compassionate Citizens: 27,018th
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United Nations of Lobster

Population390 million


The Armed Republic of United Nations of Lobster is a huge, safe nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 390 million United Nations of Lobsterians 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 relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 17.6%.

The United Nations of Lobsterian economy, worth 22.0 trillion Shells a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 56,425 Shells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, public toilets are famed for their rear entries, and towns are often run by puppets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Nations of Lobster's national animal is the Lobster, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

United Nations of Lobster is ranked 139,606th in the world and 5th in The Republic of Shellfish for Most Conservative, scoring 53.58 on the Bush-Santorum Dawning Terror Index.

Safest: 14,654thTop
Most Pacifist: 22,931stMost Compassionate Citizens: 27,018thNicest Citizens: 30,094th

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