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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,048th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,607th Most Devout: 1,633rd
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Defenders of the True Faith
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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West Phoencia

Population8.302 billion

LeaderKing Glenton Bush II
FaithTrue Path

CurrencyPhoenician dollar

The Kingdom of West Phoencia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by King Glenton Bush II with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 8.302 billion West Phoenicians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne-Haven. The average income tax rate is 7.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient West Phoencian economy, worth a remarkable 1,169 trillion Phoenician dollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 140,867 Phoenician dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in West Phoencia, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and nobody is allowed to mention what religion terrorists follow. Crime is totally unknown. West Phoencia's national animal is the Scorpion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is True Path.

West Phoencia is ranked 132,267th in the world and 4,802nd in Lazarus for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 279.59 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,048thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,607thMost Devout: 1,633rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,724thMost Cultured: 1,765thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,708thNicest Citizens: 4,128thMost Primitive: 5,421stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,725thLargest Retail Industry: 6,613thTop
Most Inclusive: 7,797thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,801stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,856thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,513thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,660thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,875thHealthiest Citizens: 11,395thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,447thHighest Economic Output: 11,915thMost Efficient Economies: 12,031stMost Developed: 12,951stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,103rdMost Pacifist: 13,650thHighest Average Incomes: 14,302nd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 80th in the regionMost Cultured: 81st in the regionMost Devout: 87th in the regionNicest Citizens: 202nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 220th in the regionMost Primitive: 224th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 296th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 338th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 352nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 419th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 422nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 508th in the regionMost Average: 516th in the region

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