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The Republic of Furbish Islands

“Sic Semper Tyrannis”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Federation of Conservative Nations

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Furbish Islands

Population6.554 billion

CapitalFurby City
LeaderPrime Minister Thomas Norup
FaithChurch of Furby Island

CurrencyFurbish dollar
AnimalFurbish jungle cat

The Republic of Furbish Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Thomas Norup with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.554 billion Furbishmen enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Furby City. The average income tax rate is 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Furbish economy, worth a remarkable 1,786 trillion Furbish dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 272,509 Furbish dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Unemployed youngsters trained to kill are being released en masse into society, all recreational drugs are legal, the navy plans patrols according to how many pubs nearby ports have, and the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies. Crime is totally unknown. Furbish Islands's national animal is the Furbish jungle cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of Furby Island.

Furbish Islands is ranked 2,071st in the world and 2nd in Federation of Conservative Nations for Most Cultured, scoring 223 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Largest Retail Industry: 254thRudest Citizens: 548thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 829thHighest Disposable Incomes: 864thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 976thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,199thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,544thTop
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Most Avoided: 1,923rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,955thMost Cultured: 2,071stHighest Average Incomes: 2,249thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,291stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,460thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,792ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,161stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,368thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,802ndSmartest Citizens: 4,302ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,634thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,814thMost Inclusive: 5,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,256thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,500thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,590thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,838thMost Armed: 5,901stLargest Black Market: 6,133rdLargest Mining Sector: 6,525thMost Efficient Economies: 6,614thHighest Economic Output: 7,235thHighest Drug Use: 7,328thTop
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Most Influential: 8,988thLargest Governments: 12,152ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,501stMost Secular: 15,689th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Highest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the region

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