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Largest Mining Sector: 3,344thNudest: 4,637thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,639th
The Confederacy of
Father Knows Best State
Donít ever tell me thereís no way
Director Coulson
Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Philip Coulson

Population3.507 billion

CapitalTriskellion
LeaderDirector Coulson
FaithThe Kree

CurrencyICERS
AnimalZephyr

The Confederacy of Philip Coulson is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Director Coulson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, zero percent divorce rate, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.507 billion Shield Agents 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Triskellion. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.3%.

The frighteningly efficient A Shield Agent economy, worth 328 trillion ICERS a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 93,690 ICERS, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 304,758 per year while the poor average 21,700, a ratio of 14.0 to 1.

Convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned, and news headlines usually include p-values. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Philip Coulson's national animal is the Zephyr, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Kree.

Philip Coulson is ranked 25,286th in the world and 1st in The Pacifican Banhammer for Most Developed, scoring 77.34 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,616thLargest Black Market: 11,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,850thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,389thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,141stMost Subsidized Industry: 19,626thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,383rd
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the region

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