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The Intermittent Republic of Murab

“Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Western Isles

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Murab

Population7.045 billion

CapitalMisery
LeaderGrand Optimist Iago XII
FaithReformed Empirical Syncretism

CurrencyNew Groat
AnimalRavening Sloth

The Intermittent Republic of Murab is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Grand Optimist Iago XII with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.045 billion Murabians 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 government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Misery. The average income tax rate is 12.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Murabian economy, worth a remarkable 1,607 trillion New Groats a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 228,128 New Groats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, real power lies not in the debating room but with those who decide what is debated, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold, and animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs. Crime is totally unknown. Murab's national animal is the Ravening Sloth, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Reformed Empirical Syncretism.

Murab is ranked 198,707th in the world and 211th in The Western Isles for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -8.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 287thMost Cultured: 492ndMost Secular: 624thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 718thMost Beautiful Environments: 803rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 852ndSmartest Citizens: 907thLargest Publishing Industry: 956thMost Pacifist: 1,035thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,054thMost Inclusive: 1,079thRudest Citizens: 1,532ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,688thMost Developed: 1,721stHealthiest Citizens: 1,775thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,934thNicest Citizens: 2,040thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,524thBest Weather: 2,719thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,724thMost Influential: 2,817thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,948thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,614thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,037thHighest Average Incomes: 4,375thSafest: 5,438thLargest Retail Industry: 6,337thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,846thMost Efficient Economies: 6,877thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,612thHighest Economic Output: 9,820thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,901stLargest Governments: 13,140thMost Stationary: 14,284thLowest Crime Rates: 16,187thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,942ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,666thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,450th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Murab, animal liberationists receive government funding to break into animal research labs.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, real power lies not in the debating room but with those who decide what is debated.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, schoolyard bullying has a tendency to escalate.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Murab, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Murab to be bombproof.

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