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The Morally Questionable People of Flibblers

“Flibble” The Oppressive Mighty One

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Antarctica

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Flibblers

Population32.089 billion

CapitalFlibble Central
LeaderThe Oppressive Mighty One

CurrencyFlaaben
AnimalFlibbitybobble

The Morally Questionable People of Flibblers is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Oppressive Mighty One with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 32.089 billion Flibblibians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flibble Central. The income tax rate is 100%.

The gigantic but inefficient Flibblersian economy, worth an astonishing 19,158 trillion Flaabens a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is a breathtaking 597,032 Flaabens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, major polluting industries have painted a lot of their machines green to give an impression of caring about the environment, maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter, and space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Flibblers's national animal is the Flibbitybobble, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Flibblers is ranked 5,788th in the world and 5th in Antarctica for Most Inclusive, scoring 228.9 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Patriotic: 6thLowest Crime Rates: 7thMost Secular: 8thMost Corrupt Governments: 13thLargest Governments: 13thLongest Average Lifespans: 15thSmartest Citizens: 17thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20thHealthiest Citizens: 22ndLargest Black Market: 23rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 30thLargest Agricultural Sector: 59thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 73rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rdHighest Economic Output: 97thMost Scientifically Advanced: 132ndLargest Mining Sector: 148thHighest Average Incomes: 158thMost Advanced Public Education: 220thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 232ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 325thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 345thHighest Poor Incomes: 594thMost Stationary: 1,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,508thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,766thLargest Populations: 2,121stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,324thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,571stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,154thRudest Citizens: 5,423rdMost Inclusive: 5,788thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,016thMost Influential: 7,679thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,082ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,778thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 15,061stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,118thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,973rdMost Conservative: 20,832ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,608th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Flibblers was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and the Top 10% for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, major polluting industries have painted a lot of their machines green to give an impression of caring about the environment.
  • : Flibblers lodged a message on the Antarctica Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, nobody ever seems to enter or leave the armour-plated flying castle that serves as the seat of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, most foreigners can't name the leader of Flibblers.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Flibblers, preservative-laden Flibblersian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium.

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