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The Third Republic of Paledonn

“The sun never sets on Paledonn”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: U R N

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise


The Third Republic of Paledonn is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Henry Paulson Jr with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 11.094 billion Paledonnians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Defense and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Berlin. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Paledonnian economy, worth a remarkable 3,258 trillion Doubloons a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 293,756 Doubloons, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 851,977 per year while the poor average 80,218, a ratio of 10.6 to 1.

Bar brawls are an hourly occurrence, the arms industry is strictly regulated, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, and preservative-laden Paledonnian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Paledonn's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Paledonn is ranked 6,058th in the world and 3rd in U R N for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,232.15 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 240thLargest Agricultural Sector: 293rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 511thHighest Disposable Incomes: 641stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,005thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,058thMost Armed: 1,170thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,313thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,317thRudest Citizens: 1,500thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,680thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,813thLargest Retail Industry: 1,887thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,906thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,176thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,337thHighest Economic Output: 2,875thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,051stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,051stMost Cultured: 3,234thMost Efficient Economies: 3,579thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,058thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,256thSmartest Citizens: 7,335thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8,420thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,040thMost Developed: 9,207thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,375thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,989thLargest Black Market: 10,002ndHighest Crime Rates: 10,285thMost Influential: 10,817thLargest Mining Sector: 11,122ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,604thMost Inclusive: 13,157thMost Devout: 14,018thLargest Governments: 14,029thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,866th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the region

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