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The Really Awful Under-Matrix of Appendia

“How did I make everything here so bad!?”

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Location: Forest

Regional Influence: Squire


The Really Awful Under-Matrix of Appendia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Friend Benjamin Turkey-Quail with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 1.094 billion Human Friends enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, although Environment, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll. The average income tax rate is 73.7%.

The strong Human Friend economy, worth 53.4 trillion Friendships a year, is highly specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Retail, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 48,849 Friendships, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

There's more vermin than ever on the metro, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths, the nation's countrysides are littered with landmines due to ongoing family disputes, and homosexuality has been banned to prevent the spread of homosexuality. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Appendia's national animal is the Turkey-Quail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Appendia is ranked 221,635th in the world and 398th in Forest for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring -17.94 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 833rdMost Devout: 1,466thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,426thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,563rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,690thMost Influential: 3,966thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,281stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,379thMost Armed: 7,379thBest Weather: 7,451stMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,228thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 12,775thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,453rdMost Cultured: 14,363rd
Most Devout: 15th in the regionMost Primitive: 19th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionMost Average: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the region

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