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The Workers Republic of Murphtannia

“I sunk your Battleship” Prime Minister Murphy

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: 10000 Islands



Population4.52 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Murphy


The Workers Republic of Murphtannia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Murphy with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 4.52 billion Murphtannians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birmingham. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Murphtannian economy, worth 477 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 105,697 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recognizing the Murphtannian flag qualifies you for citizenship, the new national anthem passes the Turing Test, the comic book series 'Prime Minister Murphy and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, and citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Murphtannia's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Battleshipism.

Murphtannia is ranked 230,179th in the world and 1,178th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -5.8 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,762ndMost Secular: 5,820thMost Influential: 7,643rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,583rdBest Weather: 8,662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,216thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,131stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,152ndMost Beautiful Environments: 11,329thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,372ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,534thHealthiest Citizens: 12,293rdMost Inclusive: 13,545thTop
Safest: 14,102ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,210thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,448thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,504thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,522ndHighest Food Quality: 14,876thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,059thLowest Crime Rates: 15,251stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,557thNicest Citizens: 15,654thLargest Governments: 15,955thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,176thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,701stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,964thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,443rdSmartest Citizens: 18,940thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,400thMost Income Equality: 20,541stLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,743rdMost Cultured: 22,881stMost Developed: 23,932nd
Most Secular: 98th in the regionMost Income Equality: 111th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 141st in the region

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