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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 434thMost Armed: 452ndHighest Crime Rates: 680th
The Kingdom of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
We lay no roots.
Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen
Influence
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
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Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla

Population2.046 billion

CapitalFlotilla
LeaderQueen Imtura Tal Kaelen
FaithAgnosticism

Currencygalleon
AnimalKraken

The Kingdom of The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Imtura Tal Kaelen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, ritual sacrifices, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.046 billion Pirates are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Education, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flotilla. The average income tax rate is 86.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Flotillan economy, worth 574 trillion galleons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. 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 amazing 281,020 galleons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

There's a lot of hot air coming from the Capitol Building, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, and the carbon footprint falls along with the human footprint during war. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla's national animal is the Kraken, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

The United Pirate Cities of Flotilla is ranked 159,042nd in the world and 5,001st in the South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.32 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 434thMost Armed: 452ndHighest Crime Rates: 680thLargest Gambling Industry: 742ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,163rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,245thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,406thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,723rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,864thLargest Retail Industry: 2,013thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,190thMost Influential: 2,240thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,253rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,397thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,526thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,730thLargest Black Market: 3,363rdMost Primitive: 4,476thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,733rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,178thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,092ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,730thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,802ndLargest Governments: 7,353rdMost Inclusive: 8,952ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,999thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,300thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,516thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,473rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,137thRudest Citizens: 11,510thMost Secular: 11,593rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,447thBest Weather: 17,046thMost Cultured: 17,204thHighest Drug Use: 20,498thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,102nd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 22nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 66th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 69th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 69th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 90th in the regionLargest Black Market: 128th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 138th in the regionMost Primitive: 154th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 168th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 175th in the regionLargest Governments: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 228th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 243rd in the regionMost Influential: 259th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 278th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 290th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 304th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 322nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 326th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 343rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 347th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 394th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 406th in the regionMost Cultured: 501st in the regionBest Weather: 595th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 628th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 747th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 131 » Qvait, Corgitopiaa, Amerion, Marinho Islands, Aumeltopia, Laamiva, Erinor, Auphelia, Tsunamy, PenguinPies, Alaninia, Land Without Shrimp, Bleakfoot, Anserisa, Farengeto, Gonrati, Volaworand, Wehraboos, The Filippinas, Bawkie, Tsvetania, Jehenna, Yeldarbsland, Valdutz, New Briantown, Ralphburg, Sandaoguo, West Pastafaria, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Midand, Concrete Slab, Myness, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Hanguk-Nippon, Ebonhand, Royaltica, Tepertopia, Kandorith, Phanama, Purple Hyacinth, Bartonia Nova, House Ahsanul, Andinla, Brunier, Rebel-topia, Sedunn, Nowa Europa, Vanbella, Eskvenn, and 81 others.Los Rodeos, Apartment 11F, Yellunstryer, Belschaft, Abyssal Phantasm, Aidenfieeld, Beepee, The Imperial Frost Federation, Vardanfel, Blondiesland, Wakandan Tribes, Roterdamia, WI SD EA D, Canmore, Holota, Treir, Synarion, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Ceutalia, The Founding Citadel, Lionstrapower, Truskawkoland, Qawe, LadyRebels, The Altan, Seythennia, Doge Land, Scu Greinne, Pencil Sharpeners 2, NIGHTRAY, Libedistan, Greater Scottdascoda, Westenhald, Drystar, Ipugao, Sapientiano, Carrelie, Yeses, Freedoom, Tughampton, Noimosini, Fission, The United Australian States, Freavia, Western Fardelshufflestein, Populaa, New Goldman, East Nagaland, The island of Sorna, Alambar, Arizona2, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Kaoia, JavaSiege, Rhetiaa, Kaleidescooptopia, Peoples Republic of TempleLandia, Astiaveth, Steviland, Beblahbleblo, Agletgreenia, Eastern Mekong, Fighting Kawi Ninja, New Sanet, Green Sofia, Tackastan, Solanosco, Galebland, Danily, Abarri, Esfalsa, Nyxonia, Vicken, Holy Free, The Kies, Indolos, Linguiniland, Anatasha, Fupiju, The American Anarchist Empire, and Kiani.

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