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Most Armed: 2,380th Most Ignorant Citizens: 6,656th Largest Populations: 7,323rd
The Combustible Dominion of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Burn, baby, burn.
Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Flogiston

Population17.069 billion

FaithPyromania

Currencyspark
Animalfirefly

The Combustible Dominion of Flogiston is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, compulsory vegetarianism, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 17.069 billion Flogistonians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 14.3%.

The very strong Flogistonian economy, worth 854 trillion sparks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 50,043 sparks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, the government has the power to seize property at will, absentminded citizens frequently converse with hallucinations, and citizens must pay to enjoy Flogiston's pristine beaches. Crime is relatively low, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Flogiston's national animal is the firefly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Pyromania.

Flogiston is ranked 42,913th in the world and 3rd in Bad Science for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 88.71 on the Hayek Index.

Top
5%
Most Armed: 2,380thMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,656thLargest Populations: 7,323rdTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8,834thMost Secular: 9,096thLargest Black Market: 9,383rdMost Rebellious Youth: 10,362ndLargest Gambling Industry: 13,325thMost Stationary: 14,959th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Flogiston's influence in Bad Science rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Flogiston was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : Flogiston's influence in Bad Science rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".

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