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Most Devout: 1,815thBest Weather: 5,813thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,440th
The Federal Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Between God and Rock.
LidrÓ Anthony I
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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XXURBANXX

Population9.17 billion

CapitalAcenoa
LeaderLidrÓ Anthony I
FaithProtestantism

CurrencyUrbanian Leiya
AnimalTaiga Wombat

The Federal Republic of XXURBANXX is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by LidrÓ Anthony I with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, complete lack of prisons, and ritual sacrifices. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 9.17 billion Urbania 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Acenoa. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urbanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,251 trillion Urbanian Leiyas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 136,510 Urbanian Leiyas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Organisations with 800 in their phone number are often raided by special forces, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, and airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. XXURBANXX's national animal is the Taiga Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestantism.

XXURBANXX is ranked 77,421st in the world and 157th in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 82 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Devout: 1,815thTop
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Best Weather: 5,813thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,440thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,230thMost Influential: 9,472ndNicest Citizens: 9,607thHighest Food Quality: 9,656thMost Inclusive: 9,933rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,949thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,237thLargest Black Market: 10,873rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,639thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,127thMost Cultured: 12,192ndHealthiest Citizens: 12,530thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 13,196thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,462ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,740thLowest Crime Rates: 14,212thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,865thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,518thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,798thMost Developed: 15,842ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,161stHighest Economic Output: 16,464thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,641stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,169thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,790thLargest Governments: 17,962ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,141stHighest Average Incomes: 19,312thMost Patriotic: 19,754thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,525thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,551stLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,122ndMost Advanced Public Education: 24,172nd
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Most Devout: 17th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 32nd in the region

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