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The People's Republic of Republic of La Boca

“United in strife, together in peace.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Union of Democrats

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Republic of La Boca

Population8.945 billion

CapitalQuilmes
LeaderActing Prime Minister Facundo Pasarín
FaithEastern Orthodox Christianity

CurrencyBoquense Drachma
Animalcat

The People's Republic of Republic of La Boca is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Acting Prime Minister Facundo Pasarín with an even hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and frequent executions. The compassionate population of 8.945 billion Boquenses 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quilmes. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Boquense economy, worth a remarkable 1,350 trillion Boquense Drachmas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 150,996 Boquense Drachmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, every conceivable scenic location has been completely booked by couples desperate to marry, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Republic of La Boca's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Republic of La Boca is ranked 17,422nd in the world and 3rd in Union of Democrats for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 18,280.64 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,991stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,996thHealthiest Citizens: 3,822ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,962ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,199thNudest: 4,258thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,639thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,934thMost Efficient Economies: 5,168thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,234thMost Developed: 5,376thLargest Governments: 5,497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,224thMost Pacifist: 6,553rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,249thNicest Citizens: 7,805thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,828thBest Weather: 8,226thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,621stSmartest Citizens: 9,748thLargest Retail Industry: 11,049thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,796thHighest Economic Output: 12,284thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,532ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,868thHighest Average Incomes: 13,315thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,726thMost Influential: 14,937thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,667thSafest: 16,346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,422ndMost Cultured: 17,802ndHighest Drug Use: 19,127thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,175th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Average: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the region

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