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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,759thMost Secular: 5,816thMost Influential: 7,643rd
The Workers Republic of
Democratic Socialists Hell
I sunk your Battleship
Prime Minister Murphy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population4.52 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Murphy


The Workers Republic of Murphtannia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Prime Minister Murphy with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, national health service, and daily referendums. The compassionate population of 4.52 billion Murphtannians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Birmingham. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Murphtannian economy, worth 477 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 105,697 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recognizing the Murphtannian flag qualifies you for citizenship, the new national anthem passes the Turing Test, the comic book series 'Prime Minister Murphy and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, and citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Murphtannia's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Battleshipism.

Murphtannia is ranked 230,007th in the world and 1,179th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -5.8 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,759thMost Secular: 5,816thMost Influential: 7,643rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,576thBest Weather: 8,660thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,211thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,122ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,146thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,325thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,366thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,529thHealthiest Citizens: 12,289thMost Inclusive: 13,540thTop
Safest: 14,101stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,197thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,439thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,498thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,510thHighest Food Quality: 14,869thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,055thLowest Crime Rates: 15,240thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,549thNicest Citizens: 15,644thLargest Governments: 15,945thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,169thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,685thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,955thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,435thSmartest Citizens: 18,922ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,387thMost Income Equality: 20,526thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,730thMost Cultured: 22,868thMost Developed: 23,920th
Most Secular: 98th in the regionMost Income Equality: 112th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 141st in the region

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