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Most Valuable International Artwork: 531stRudest Citizens: 1,773rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,187th
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Population931 million

CapitalStarlight City
LeaderSt Patrick

CurrencyGold bar

The Lucky Holy Gold Ghost Golden of Porflox is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by St Patrick with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 931 million Porfloxians are known throughout the region for their efficiency and work ethic, as well as their general suspicion of leisure.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Starlight City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Porfloxian economy, worth 165 trillion Gold bars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 177,656 Gold bars, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

A new religious movement claims that people's souls are stored in phosphorus, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Porfloxian mussels the biggest in 10000 Islands, and fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Porflox's national animal is the Leprechaun, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Porflox is ranked 17,468th in the world and 24th in 10000 Islands for Most Politically Free, scoring 87 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 531stRudest Citizens: 1,773rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,187thMost Influential: 2,204thTop
Most Secular: 2,417thMost Efficient Economies: 4,886thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,745thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,083rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,390thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,370thHighest Average Incomes: 9,258thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,724thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,975thMost Developed: 10,990thLargest Retail Industry: 11,311thSmartest Citizens: 11,487thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13,192ndLargest Governments: 14,949thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,876thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,395thMost Politically Free: 17,468thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,367thHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,613thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,785thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,985thLowest Crime Rates: 21,764thLargest Black Market: 21,771stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,194thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,195th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Politically Free: 24th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 54th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 56th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 70th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 78th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 118th in the region

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