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The Republic of Phualand

“Your land, Your Choices”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population5.91 billion

CapitalFort Nogawa
LeaderPrime Minister Ethan

CurrencyPhua dollars

The Republic of Phualand is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Ethan with a fair hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 5.91 billion Phuanese are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Nogawa. The average income tax rate is 96.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Phualandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,075 trillion Phua dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 182,029 Phua dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fire protection service is wholly government-funded, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, and old warplanes and tanks that break down can't be repaired since no one makes the parts anymore. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Phualand's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Phualand is ranked 63,812th in the world and 3,093rd in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 23.91 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 783rdMost Influential: 1,096thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,478thNicest Citizens: 1,634thBest Weather: 1,855thTop
Most Pacifist: 2,163rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,265thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,428thMost Efficient Economies: 2,502ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,520thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,143rdMost Inclusive: 3,154thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,349thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,353rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,481stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,565thMost Developed: 3,772ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,901stLargest Governments: 4,023rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,117thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,212thHealthiest Citizens: 4,257thLowest Crime Rates: 4,308thSmartest Citizens: 4,435thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,535thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,567thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,769thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,063rdMost Cultured: 5,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,354thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,367thSafest: 5,953rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6,128thHighest Average Incomes: 8,172ndTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,814thHighest Economic Output: 15,557thMost Stationary: 16,708th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 101st in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 110th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 117th in the regionBest Weather: 118th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 131st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 133rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 135th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 139th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 149th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 170th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 176th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 199th in the regionLargest Governments: 203rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 204th in the regionMost Inclusive: 212th in the regionMost Developed: 212th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 217th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 223rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 253rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 254th in the regionMost Cultured: 259th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 278th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 301st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 314th in the regionSafest: 320th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 380th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 390th in the regionMost Stationary: 400th in the regionMost Influential: 430th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 483rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 513th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 737th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 747th in the regionLargest Populations: 862nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 945th in the region

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