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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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Lesser Phlebacite

Population5.204 billion

Capitalitsoorsnoo

Currencycorvid
Animalself-isolating one eyed crow

The United Socialist States of Lesser Phlebacite is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.204 billion Lesser Phlebaciteans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of itsoorsnoo. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Lesser Phlebacitean economy, worth a remarkable 2,401 trillion corvids a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 461,549 corvids, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, the government loves seeing the little people fight, and a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lesser Phlebacite's national animal is the self-isolating one eyed crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lesser Phlebacite is ranked 3,604th in the world and 53rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 20,660.04 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Patriotic: 224thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 288thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 310thLargest Agricultural Sector: 355thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405thMost Corrupt Governments: 441stHighest Poor Incomes: 449thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 494thHighest Average Incomes: 539thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 554thLargest Mining Sector: 863rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,005thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,016thMost Secular: 1,044thFattest Citizens: 1,138thLargest Black Market: 1,143rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,573rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,739thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,772ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,804thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,131stLargest Governments: 2,688thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,918thLargest Retail Industry: 3,057thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,088thRudest Citizens: 3,338thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,604thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,703rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,370thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,146thSmartest Citizens: 5,700thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,414thHighest Economic Output: 7,802ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,477thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,651stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,941stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,717thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 18,955thMost Conservative: 20,585thMost Developed: 20,870thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,538thMost Influential: 25,716th
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Most Patriotic: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 35th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 46th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 52nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 53rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 58th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 65th in the regionRudest Citizens: 66th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 68th in the regionTop
10%
Most Conservative: 90th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 91st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 96th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 107th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 107th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 120th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 123rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Lesser Phlebacite was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Following new legislation in Lesser Phlebacite, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools.

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