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The Republic of Paltoria

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Nipper


The Republic of Paltoria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Arthur Hayes with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.309 billion Paltorians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vesinia. The average income tax rate is 59.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Paltorian economy, worth 136 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 104,317 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, astronomers are flocking to Paltoria to take advantage of its clear night skies, only clowns with PhDs from clown college can advise President Arthur Hayes on Paltoria's coulrophobia epidemic, and the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Paltoria's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Paltoria is ranked 87,228th in the world and 2,978th in the South Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 21.03 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 5,294thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,045thSafest: 8,909thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,138thNicest Citizens: 9,296thMost Pacifist: 9,566thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,618thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,953rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 13,475thMost Inclusive: 13,714thBest Weather: 13,755thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,062ndMost Developed: 15,853rdMost Cultured: 16,891stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,034thSmartest Citizens: 17,240thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,251stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,425thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,523rdLargest Welfare Programs: 17,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,097thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,401stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,595thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,710th
Largest Publishing Industry: 182nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 213th in the regionSafest: 299th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 300th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 326th in the regionNicest Citizens: 340th in the regionMost Pacifist: 358th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 358th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 422nd in the regionBest Weather: 456th in the regionMost Developed: 469th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 471st in the regionMost Cultured: 483rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 492nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 518th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 525th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 529th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 542nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 555th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 557th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 584th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 698th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 727th in the region

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