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The Commonwealth of Pherttsylvania

“Timidus succedo”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus



Population12.736 billion

LeaderDirty Randy


The Commonwealth of Pherttsylvania is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dirty Randy with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.736 billion Pherttsylvanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orgrimmar. The average income tax rate is 8.2%.

The all-consuming Pherttsylvanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,257 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 98,755 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts, kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, out-of-work basketball players loom over the unemployment line, and you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pherttsylvania's national animal is the bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Buddhism.

Pherttsylvania is ranked 20,953rd in the world and 364th in Lazarus for Most Stationary, with 805.19654717388 Days.

Highest Crime Rates: 641stMost Rebellious Youth: 962ndMost Armed: 1,246thMost Cultured: 1,691stTop
Most Influential: 2,396thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,581stRudest Citizens: 2,797thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,831stBest Weather: 4,875thMost Inclusive: 6,814thLargest Black Market: 6,985thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,110thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,019thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,435thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,287thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10,790thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,456thSmartest Citizens: 12,545thHighest Economic Output: 13,074thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,410thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,300thLargest Populations: 18,531stMost Advanced Public Education: 18,725th
Highest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionMost Armed: 38th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 85th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 126th in the regionRudest Citizens: 128th in the regionBest Weather: 253rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 323rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 325th in the regionMost Stationary: 364th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 382nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 388th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 431st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 435th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 478th in the regionLargest Populations: 601st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 604th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 681st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 691st in the region

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