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The Most Serene Republic of Phoronu

“Scientia nos defendit”

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

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.58 billion

CapitalNew Phoronus
LeaderG Edwardius

CurrencyPhoronuan Dollar
AnimalQuick Toed Sloth

The Most Serene Republic of Phoronu is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by G Edwardius with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 5.58 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 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Phoronuan economy, worth 967 trillion Phoronuan Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 173,390 Phoronuan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glamping Phoronuans won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. 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 2,638th in the world and 154th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.65 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 437thMost Influential: 722ndTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,345thBest Weather: 2,573rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,638thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,650thLowest Crime Rates: 2,694thHealthiest Citizens: 2,717thMost Developed: 2,751stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,773rdMost Cultured: 3,065thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,084thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,248thMost Pacifist: 3,759thSmartest Citizens: 3,905thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,933rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,384thLargest Governments: 4,448thMost Inclusive: 4,506thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,222ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,232ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,045thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,221stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,074thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,099thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 8,450thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,720thMost Efficient Economies: 9,065thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,125thNicest Citizens: 9,535thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,169thMost Secular: 12,993rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,268thHighest Economic Output: 14,724th
Largest Publishing Industry: 126th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 135th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 141st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 146th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 146th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 154th in the regionBest Weather: 154th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 154th in the regionMost Cultured: 157th in the regionMost Developed: 159th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 186th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 200th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 203rd in the regionLargest Governments: 211th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 211th in the regionMost Pacifist: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 258th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 258th in the regionMost Influential: 263rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 274th in the regionMost Inclusive: 281st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 302nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 317th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 367th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 414th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 414th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 417th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 442nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 446th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 458th in the regionNicest Citizens: 541st in the regionMost Stationary: 648th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 670th in the regionMost Secular: 694th in the region

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