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The Most Serene Republic of Phoronu

“Scientia nos defendit”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population7.682 billion

CapitalNew Phoronus
LeaderG Edwardius

CurrencyPhoronuan Dollar
AnimalQuick Toed Sloth

The Most Serene Republic of Phoronu is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by G Edwardius with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cheerful population of 7.682 billion Phoronuans 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Phoronus. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Phoronuan economy, worth a remarkable 1,322 trillion Phoronuan Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 172,136 Phoronuan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, treason is relative, the government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice, and you're only as old as you feel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phoronu's national animal is the Quick Toed Sloth, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Non-Movementarianism.

Phoronu is ranked 85,741st in the world and 4,086th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,179.29 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 343rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 371stMost Influential: 650thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,281stBest Weather: 2,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,541stLowest Crime Rates: 2,706thHealthiest Citizens: 2,761stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,835thMost Developed: 2,882ndMost Cultured: 3,011thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,091stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,749thSmartest Citizens: 3,852ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,027thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,191stMost Efficient Economies: 4,220thLargest Governments: 4,404thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,984thMost Inclusive: 5,019thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,161stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,516thMost Pacifist: 6,179thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,918thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,107thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,299thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,344thHighest Average Incomes: 9,403rdLargest Welfare Programs: 10,008thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,509thNicest Citizens: 11,368thHighest Economic Output: 12,432ndMost Secular: 15,370thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,954thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,218thMost Stationary: 18,559th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 129th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 135th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 140th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 143rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 153rd in the regionMost Cultured: 154th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 159th in the regionBest Weather: 161st in the regionMost Developed: 163rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 194th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 200th in the regionLargest Governments: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 226th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 239th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 249th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 281st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 282nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 295th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 314th in the regionMost Inclusive: 319th in the regionMost Pacifist: 349th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 402nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 416th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 417th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 423rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 427th in the regionMost Stationary: 446th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 459th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 476th in the regionNicest Citizens: 639th in the regionLargest Populations: 664th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 669th in the regionMost Secular: 833rd in the region

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