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The Grand Duchy of Upper Tyrconnel

“Think you used enough dynamite, Butch?”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific


Upper Tyrconnel

Population854 million

CapitalUnited Kingston

Currencycowrie shells

The Grand Duchy of Upper Tyrconnel is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 854 million Parrotheads enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of United Kingston. The average income tax rate is 50.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Upper Tyrconnelian economy, worth 74.6 trillion cowrie shells a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 87,377 cowrie shells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty, war criminals are given full state funerals, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves, and short shrift is being given to applications for political asylum from illegal immigrants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Upper Tyrconnel's national animal is the parrot, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Upper Tyrconnel is ranked 25,987th in the world and 1,001st in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 75.23 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 277thMost Influential: 1,347thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,077thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,763rdNicest Citizens: 15,158thBest Weather: 15,263rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,483rdMost Inclusive: 16,602nd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 124th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 277th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 465th in the regionBest Weather: 492nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 527th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 558th in the regionMost Inclusive: 574th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 595th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 601st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 644th in the region

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