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The Irish Empire of Raccooniah

“Long Live The Irish Empire!” King Mark Rubio

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.765 billion

CapitalCyan City
LeaderKing Mark Rubio
FaithSouthern Raccooniahan Orthodoxy

CurrencyRaccoon Unit

The Irish Empire of Raccooniah is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by King Mark Rubio with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, national health service, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.765 billion Raccoons 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cyan City. The average income tax rate is 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Raccooniahian economy, worth 464 trillion Raccoon Units a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 168,001 Raccoon Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban, chickens roam the streets freely, moonshine has made a resurgence, and King Mark Rubio is too busy listening to praise to get any work done. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raccooniah's national animal is the Raccoon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Southern Raccooniahan Orthodoxy.

Raccooniah is ranked 27,074th in the world and 787th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 472.9306695464 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 653rdMost Influential: 999thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,792ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,585thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,645thMost Devout: 4,956thLargest Black Market: 5,093rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,377thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,641stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,686thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,099thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 9,262ndMost Inclusive: 9,464thMost Efficient Economies: 9,870thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,603rdMost Developed: 11,068thLargest Governments: 11,204thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,207thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,306thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,169thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,249thMost Cultured: 12,508thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,624thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,429thLowest Crime Rates: 15,510th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Black Market: 154th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 172nd in the regionMost Devout: 195th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 202nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 225th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 288th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 336th in the regionMost Influential: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 377th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 446th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 453rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 461st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 521st in the regionLargest Governments: 543rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 547th in the regionMost Inclusive: 550th in the regionMost Average: 580th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 604th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 609th in the regionMost Cultured: 614th in the regionMost Developed: 618th in the regionMost Armed: 652nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 770th in the regionMost Stationary: 787th in the region

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