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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,066thMost Armed: 5,689thMost Devout: 6,553rd
The Holy of
Father Knows Best State
Victor Vägivald
Eminence Grise
WA Delegate
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Phoenician State

Population2.355 billion

LeaderVictor Vägivald

CurrencyPhoenician Pound

The Holy of Phoenician State is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Victor Vägivald with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.355 billion Phoenicians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyrus. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Phoenician economy, worth 208 trillion Phoenician Pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 88,385 Phoenician Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution, politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional, politicians are battling inequality by declaring themselves better than everyone else, and gun ownership is compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Phoenician State's national animal is the Hyena, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Phoenician State is ranked 175,141st in the world and 28th in The Roleplaying Paradise for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -2.21 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,066thTop
Most Armed: 5,689thMost Devout: 6,553rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,792ndTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,633rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,868thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,519thMost Cultured: 17,797thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,494thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,550thBest Weather: 18,550thMost Influential: 19,934thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,197thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,552ndMost Subsidized Industry: 21,854thMost Developed: 22,084thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,292ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,673rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,225thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,722nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Saintrilu, Hetairaea, The Nation of JH, Ornionam, and Neo-Trinity.

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