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The Free Market Plutocracy of New Portuguese Empire

“Faber est suae quisque fortunae”

Category: Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Hatchling

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The Free Market Plutocracy of New Portuguese Empire is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Chief Financial Officer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, enslaved workforce, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.708 billion New Portuguese are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santazela. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient New Portuguese Empirean economy, worth a remarkable 1,676 trillion Escudoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 356,197 Escudoes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,274,374 per year while the poor average 4,002, a ratio of 818 to 1.

New Portuguese no longer find themselves bumping into their exes at family gatherings, there's more vermin than ever on the metro, ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter New Portuguese Empirean pirates, and a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. New Portuguese Empire's national animal is the Iberian Fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

New Portuguese Empire is ranked 260,427th in the world and 1,570th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.28 bananas ingested per day.

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Largest Retail Industry: 58thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 170thLargest Gambling Industry: 208thFattest Citizens: 208thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 211thMost Avoided: 222ndMost Armed: 235thHighest Crime Rates: 247thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 249thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 264thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 378thHighest Disposable Incomes: 406thMost Efficient Economies: 444thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 473rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 608thRudest Citizens: 650thMost Corrupt Governments: 715thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 752ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 902ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,114thLargest Mining Sector: 1,352ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,405thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,626thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,751stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,822ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,211thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,424thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,241stMost Patriotic: 4,941stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,476thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,706thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,770thMost Secular: 9,301stLargest Governments: 10,752ndHighest Economic Output: 11,740thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 17,348thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,763rdMost Pro-Market: 24,424th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Patriotic: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 88th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 125th in the regionMost Secular: 149th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 149th in the region

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