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Most Income Equality: 7,479thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,401stMost Influential: 17,682nd
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Apocryphus

Population361 million

CapitalGraytown

Currencyliyar
Animalhorseshoe bat

The Rogue Nation of Apocryphus is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 361 million Apocryphans are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Graytown. The average income tax rate is 63.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Apocryphusian economy, worth 9.53 trillion liyars 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 slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. 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 26,394 liyars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Apocryphus has designated Graytown as its capital city, veterans are directed into environmental cleanup operations, pro-democracy regime change has been avoided, and there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Apocryphus's national animal is the horseshoe bat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Apocryphus is ranked 198,741st in the world and 5th in The Isles of Respite for Most Pro-Market, scoring -94.86 on the Rand Index.

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 15,401stMost Influential: 17,682nd

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