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The Galactic Empire of Flarbinia

“Give Me Glorious Victory Or Give Me Honorable Death”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Galactic Empire of Flarbinia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Emperor Vladimir Novgorod IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.065 billion Flarbinians 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Deroth Ungol. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Flarbinian economy, worth an astonishing 13,264 trillion Shark'towels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 601,158 Shark'towels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,166,113 per year while the poor average 119,301, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards, serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed, concussed Hellhoundball players cannot remember their lineup position, and heretic deviants are free to practice their deviance outside of Flarbinia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Flarbinia's national animal is the Hellhound, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church Of Crulmoxius.

Flarbinia is ranked 575th in the world and 17th in Lazarus for Most Patriotic, with 106.34 flags saluted per person per day.

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Most Devout: 34thMost Corrupt Governments: 39thHighest Disposable Incomes: 61stMost Cultured: 127thLargest Retail Industry: 134thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 141stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 152ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 153rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 159thHighest Average Incomes: 164thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 174thLargest Mining Sector: 177thLargest Gambling Industry: 204thLargest Insurance Industry: 205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 222ndMost Efficient Economies: 225thMost Scientifically Advanced: 292ndHighest Economic Output: 321stLargest Agricultural Sector: 376thFattest Citizens: 377thMost Avoided: 395thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 405thRudest Citizens: 432ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 461stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 551stMost Patriotic: 575thLowest Crime Rates: 746thLargest Information Technology Sector: 826thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,104thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,144thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,155thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,192ndMost Armed: 1,706thLargest Governments: 1,823rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,837thLargest Black Market: 3,451stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,719thSmartest Citizens: 7,380thLargest Populations: 7,462ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,263rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,070thTop
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Most Stationary: 16,526thMost Influential: 17,983rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,976thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,429th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 14th in the regionMost Patriotic: 17th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 43rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionMost Armed: 69th in the regionLargest Governments: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 113th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 142nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 142nd in the regionLargest Populations: 202nd in the regionMost Stationary: 278th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 360th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 413th in the regionMost Influential: 451st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 453rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 469th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 728th in the region

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